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AccessAbility Center (Student Disability Services)


The AccessAbility Center (AAC) facilitates equal access and coordinates reasonable accommodations and support services for City College students with disabilities while preserving the integrity of academic standards. AAC strives to increase disability awareness among members of the community and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to policy, practice and programs that "level the playing field" and allow students to demonstrate their knowledge or perform without the interference of their disability. Accommodations are individualized and determined on a case-by-case basis and may include testing accommodations such as extended time and the ability to take exams in a reduced distraction environment; peer note-taking services; permission to record lectures; printed materials in an alternate format such as large print, electronic, or Braille; assistive technology, and sign language interpreting and speech-to-text services.

AAC supports students with a wide range of disabilities including physical, learning, visual, hearing, and psychiatric disabilities, medical conditions, AD/HD and temporary conditions and injuries. If you believe you could benefit from our services but are not sure if you qualify, please contact us to schedule an appointment to speak to a counselor. While students can request accommodations at any time, it is best to contact AAC as early as possible as some accommodations and services take time to implement.

AAC is a part of REACH Services in the Division of Student Affairs.