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The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS)

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS)

Representations of disability
Universal Disability Access Symbols
Not every disability is visible
Intersectionality of identities: LGBTQ and Disabled
Symbol for individuals with Mobility Disabilities with a rainbow coming out of the wheelchair captioned : I roll.
The AccessAbility Center's Logo
AAC Logo

Mission Statement

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) ensures full participation and meaningful access to all of City College's services, programs, and activities that correspond with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and other applicable Federal, State, and local non-discrimination laws.  AAC/SDS accomplishes this goal through the coordination and implementation of academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and support services for students with disabilities.  The Center actively works toward full inclusion in policies, procedures, and practices in the context of accessibility while maintaining essential academic and technical standards.  AAC/SDS engages in increasing disability awareness among members of the City College community through workshops, trainings, and the dissemination of literature. 

Confidentiality Statement: AAC/SDS is committed to ensuring the protection and maintenance of student records.  All student records housed in the AAC/SDS are considered both HIPAA and FERPA protected since they contain educational and medical/psychological information. AAC/SDS staff will not release information related to disability unless a registered student with a disability has given informed consent, the AAC/SDS receives a court order to release student records, or if the AAC/SDS determines the student is a threat to their own safety or the safety of others. AAC/SDS has its own file management system, both paper and electronic, that has restricted access to AAC/SDS staff.  Grievances filed on disability issues permit relevant information as it pertains to the complaint to be released to the necessary parties (i.e., VP of Student Affairs, 504/ADA Coordinator).  Within CCNY, accommodation data is released by the AAC/SDS staff only on a "need-to-know" basis, in order to remove barriers for equal access purposes.  General student records that CCNY staff and faculty have access to do not disclose disability status, registration, or accommodations; thus, transcripts and schedules will not demarcate this confidential information.

AAC/SDS is part of Health and Wellness, and housed within the Division of Student Affairs

The City College of New York's Non-Discriminatory Policy

The City College of New York and The City University of New York are committed to addressing discrimination complaints promptly, consistently and fairly. Any City College employee, student, applicant for admission or employment or other participant in the College's programs or activities who believes he or she has been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status may file a complaint in writing with the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance, and Diversity using the Discrimination Complaint Form, by e-mail to the Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Diana Cuozzo,, or by stopping in the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance, and Diversity in Shepard Hall, Room 109.

Diana Cuozzo is the interim 504/ADA coordinator. Ms. Cuozzo is charged with ensuring that college programs, policies and procedures comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other Federal and State laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. She is reachable by phone at 212.650.6310, or in person in Shepard Hall, Room 109.

AAC/SDS is a New York State Agency-Based Voter Registration Site, where students with disabilities are offered information, voter registration application forms and the opportunity to register to vote.  We will be glad to help you fill out the form or provide assistance registering through CUNYFirst.  There is no obligation to register to vote and the student's decision will have no effect on services offered by AAC/SDS.  Voter registration information and application forms are also available at the Website for the State Board of Elections of the State of New York at  

Address and Location

City College of New York
The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services
North Academic Center (NAC)

Room 1/218
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.5913
f: 212.650.5772
TTY/TTD: 212.650.8441


AAC/SDS Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Assistive Tech Lab Hours of Operation:

Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
*Please note a message about the lab on