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The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services


The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) ensures full participation and meaningful access to all services, programs, and activities of City College that correspond with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Amended in 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.  AAC/SDS accomplishes this goal through the installation and coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations, support services and advocacy, and implementing the concepts of self-determination and inclusion in policies, procedures, and practices.  In addition, AAC/SDS aligns its goal of meaningful and equal access and full participation with academic and technical standards. AAC/SDS engages actively in increasing disability awareness among members of the City College community through workshops, trainings, programming, social media, and dissemination of literature.  

Appropriate and Reasonable Accommodations

Appropriate and reasonable accommodations are adjustments to policies, practices, and programs that allow for meaningful and equal access and full participation.  Consequently, AAC/SDS registered students who receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations can demonstrate their knowledge without the interference of the functional impact of their disability.  All appropriate and reasonable accommodations are individualized and determined on a case-by-case basis. Examples of appropriate and reasonable accommodation include: exam accommodations, reduced courseload, peer note-taking services, permission to record lectures, printed materials in alternate formats, assistive technology, and sign language interpreting.

If you believe you could benefit from our services, please contact AAC/SDS via telephone: (212) 650-5913, or TTY/TTD: (212) 650-6910, or email:, or visit our Office: North Academic Center, Room 1/218, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031.  While students can request accommodations at any time, it is best to contact AAC/SDS as early as possible.

AAC/SDS is a part of REACH Services (Resources, Education, AccessAbility, Counseling, and Health) in the Division of Student Affairs. 



Joseph A. LoGiudice, L.M.S.W.
Manager of AccessAbility/Student Disability Services

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

p: 212.650.5913
f: 212.650.5772