Office of Accessibility Services

Contact:

Sahana Gupta
Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator, ADA-504 Coordinator
sahana.gupta@sph.cuny.edu
646-618-0129

Lynn Roberts
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations
lynn.roberts@sph.cuny.edu
646-364-0253

Jeanette Rodriguez
Student Disability Services Coordinator
jeanette.rodriguez@sph.cuny.edu
646-364-9770

Velvet Brown
Student Disabilities Services Associate
velvet.brown@sph.cuny.edu
646-364-9863

For general inquiries, please contact disabilityservices@sph.cuny.edu.

Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) provides appropriate and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students requesting accommodations are required to provide OAS with medical documentation of their disability and specific recommendations for accommodations. Please note that an updated medical documentation may be required each semester. The student must also complete and submit the Accessibility Services Application and Accommodation Letter Request (both forms can be found in the Forms section below). Upon submission of all documents, the school will review the forms to determine if reasonable accommodations can be provided. All information is considered to be confidential and will remain in the Office of Accessibility Services.

Based on your specific need outlined in the medical documentation submitted, we will work with you to ensure that the school provides the tools that are necessary in order to help you achieve your academic goals. As you strive to complete your public health education, OAS will be available to provide quality services in an efficient, effective, and professional manner. We take pride in serving our students and look forward to seeing you graduate! To schedule an appointment with the CUNY SPH Disability Coordinator, Jeanette Rodriguez, please email Jeanette.Rodriguez@sph.cuny.edu or call 646-364-9770. If you have general questions, please contact us at accessibility@sph.cuny.edu.

 

Instructions for registering with the Office of Accessibility Services

  1. Complete the Accessibility Services Application (download from the Forms section below).
  2. Read the documentation section below. If you have any questions, please email jeanette.rodriguez@sph.cuny.edu.

    DOCUMENTATION

    In order for the Office of Accessibility Services to remit services, all students are responsible for obtaining and submitting proper documentation of their disability. This documentation must come from an appropriate medical professional. OAS reserves the right to request additional documentation if the information provided is incomplete or inadequate. Students with incomplete or outdated documentation may receive conditional accommodations for one semester. However, in good faith, the student must agree to provide proper documentation for the following semester, or these accommodations will be terminated. All documentation submitted to OAS is confidential. Insufficient documentation may result in the delay of services and accommodations.

 

Forms

Accessibility Services Application

Accommodation Letter Request

 

Appeals

A grant or denial of the request must be made as soon as practicable, taking into account the urgency of the request, and sent in writing to the individual who made the request, either stating the accommodation, or for denials, the reason(s) the request was denied.

Students may appeal determinations concerning requested accommodations and academic adjustments by filing a written complaint.

For Disability Accommodations:
Students may appeal to the 504/ADA Coordinator

For Accommodations based on Pregnancy, Childbirth or a Related Medical Condition:
Students may appeal to the Title IX Coordinator

 

Voter registration for students with disabilities

The Office of Accessibility Services 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 the Office of Accessibility Services.

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 http://www.elections.ny.gov.

Please email accessibility@sph.cuny.edu if you would like additional information or registration assistance.