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 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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­­­­­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 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Students requesting an accommodation must first register with OAS and are to be in contact with the office before the start of each semester. OAS will work with you to ensure that you are provided with the necessary tools in order to help you achieve your academic goals. We take pride in serving our students and look forward to seeing you graduate!

Register with the Office of Accessibility Services

1) Please complete the Accessibility Services Registration Form and
obtain a letter from your provider outlining your disability and specific accommodation request related to that disability and email both to accessibility@sph.cuny.edu.

2) Upon submission of both documents, OAS will review them to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

Students are responsible for obtaining and submitting proper documentation of their disability from an appropriate medical professional. Insufficient documentation may result in the delay of services and accommodations. 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 Students with incomplete or outdated documentation may receive conditional accommodations for one semester.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.

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.

All information is confidential and will remain in the Office of Accessibility Services.

Before the Start of Every Semester

After you have registered with OAS, please complete the Accommodation Request Form before the start of each semester and email it to accessibility@sph.cuny.edu.

You are encouraged to discuss the accommodation with your professors.

To schedule an appointment with the CUNY SPH Disability Coordinator, Sara Ingram, please email sara.ingram@sph.cuny.edu. If you have general questions, please contact us at accessibility@sph.cuny.edu.

Appeals

Students may appeal accommodation determinations and academic adjustments by filing a written complaint to Sahana Gupta Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator, ADA-504 Coordinator sahana.gupta@sph.cuny.edu.

Resources for Faculty

Reasonable Accommodation Guide: Faculty Guide to Teaching Students with Disabilities –  Please note that this document is currently undergoing revisions and will be posted once the updates are finalized.

Religious Accommodations

CUNY’s policy on religious accommodation allows for students to request and be granted academic and attendance accommodations on the basis of religious belief. We ask members of our faculty, staff, and administration to be mindful of our University’s abiding commitment to accommodating religious observances and making the necessary arrangements for students.

Please review the policy and calendar for reference.

Office of Accessibility Services Contacts

Sara Ingram
Student Disability Services Coordinator
sara.ingram@sph.cuny.edu

Lynn Roberts
Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Alumni Relations
lynn.roberts@sph.cuny.edu
646-364-0253

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