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Office of Accessibility Services

Welcome to the Office of Accessibility Services! We are providing remote services to current and new students. Staff are available through email and video conferencing during the college's traditional business hours. All appointments can be scheduled by emailing accessibilityservices@sunyorange.edu or calling (845) 341-4642 and leaving a message. 

Message from OAS for Fall 2020

The Office of Accessibility Services will continue to be a resource for you as we start the Fall 2020 semester. We are here to assist you with any apprehensions you may have on how your accommodations will be implemented in the remote learning environment or if you will be completing any coursework on campus. 

Accommodations must still be provided in online/remote coursework environments. The procedure to request accommodations has not changed:

  • Use the link accommodation request to request accommodations for your courses every semester.

  • By using the online form, you are requesting the Office of Accessibility Services to notify your instructors of your approved accommodations. 

  • You are not eligible to use your accommodations until this process is complete and your instructors have been contacted. 

  • You will receive a copy of your accommodation notice via your SUNY Orange email. 

  • Please review it carefully and let us know immediately if you have any questions. 

We encourage you to communicate with us and your instructors as soon as possible about any concerns you have with receiving your accommodations in an online/remote environment. We can be reached at 
accessibilityservices@ sunyorange.edu. Our thoughts are with all of you as we navigate through these uncertain times.

 

The mission of the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is to provide access and equal educational opportunities for students with documented disabilities. Based on the intake interview and documentation provided by the student, a variety of accommodations may be provided to help students limit the impact of their disability on their academic performance. OAS also acts as a liaison between the student, faculty, and staff.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Produce the required documentation of their disability
  • Self-identify their need for accommodations
  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Can meet the essential requirements for participation in a program with or without accommodations

All documentation of disability must be provided to OAS on professional letterhead and contain the date of assessment, signature, title and license/certification numbers of the diagnosing professionals. Diagnoses of disabilities that do not contain the required information may not be used for determining eligibility for academic accommodations. OAS reserves the right to request reassessment when questions arise regarding previous assessment or previous service provision.

Requests for services and accommodations must be made in a timely manner. Without sufficient advance notification and proper documentation, the Office of Accessibility Services may not be able to meet your requests, or there may be delays. If you have been newly accepted and plan to enroll at SUNY Orange, please make every effort to contact our office well before you arrive on campus.