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Reasonable accommodations and academic assistance are provided to students with disabilities who have registered with the Student Access Office (formerly Disability Support Services). Accommodations are individually determined according to documented need.
Adelphi students seeking reasonable accommodations must contact the Student Access Office and complete the Petition for Accommodations and the Consent for Release of Information forms.
You should discuss reasonable accommodations with the Student Access Office as soon as possible following your decision to enroll at Adelphi.
Documentation must be recent and valid from a qualified medical or other licensed professional. Refer to the Guidelines of Documentation or call the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 for more information.
Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
In addition, assistive technology for students with disabilities is available in the Assistive Technology Lab located in University Center Room 310, and in Swirbul Library.
While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the students, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available. Where such recommendations are congruent with the programs, services, and benefits offered by Adelphi University, they will be given deference. When recommendations go beyond services and benefits that can be provided by the University, they may be used to suggest potential referrals to area service providers beyond Adelphi.
No. The Student Access Office (formerly Disability Support Services) provides cost-free assistance to Adelphi students with documented disabilities.
Documentation must be recent and valid from a qualified medical or other licensed professional. Specific guidelines for disability documentation are available at the Student Access Office (formerly Disability Support Services).
The Director reviews the completed request and the pertinent documentation. If the request is granted, the student will be issued an Accommodation Card identifying the specific accommodation(s) that the University will provide. The student will present the Accommodation Card when requesting accommodation.
Yes, faculty members are aware of the University’s commitment to providing an accessible learning environment to students with disabilities. Professors and the Student Access Office work together to coordinate reasonable accommodations and academic assistance to students with disabilities.
The majority of the campus buildings and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Classroom relocation is available when a class is scheduled to meet in a campus location that is inaccessible to a student with a disability.
The student must make the first contact with the Student Access Office (formerly Disability Support Services). Students should contact the Student Access Office as soon as they have been accepted to the University and prior to registering for classes.
Student Access Office (formerly Disability Support Services) is located on the third floor of the University Center, Room 310. The office is accessible by elevator, which is located in the front of the building. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Confidentiality: All requests for reasonable accommodations and the supporting documentation provided to SAO are confidential. (Read The Student Access Office Policy on Confidentiality, PDF 135KB).