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Center for Students with Disabilities

At CSD, our mission is to provide a supportive and inclusive college experience for students with disabilities. We do this by providing reasonable accommodations and promoting awareness of disability rights among the York College community.

Who We Are

The Center for Students with Disabilities is the office that provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in order to create a "level playing field" for York College's academic programs and campus activities. CSD acts in accordance with the guidelines laid out by both the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Our Services

CSD provides a wide array of services to students with disabilities in order to ensure that their academic needs are met. Some of the services that CSD provides are:

Testing Accommodations 

We provide exam accommodations for students who may need them. These can include:

  • Extended time for exams
  • A low-distraction exam environment
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Other accommodations specific to student's disability

Classroom Accommodations

We can facilitate accommodations to create an equitable classroom experience. These can include:

  • Note-taking aids (e.g. digital recorders, smartpens)
  • Note-takers or sign language interpreters
  • Access to recording transcription apps (
  • Textbooks in an alternate, accessible format
  • Personal magnification devices
  • Classroom relocation or removal of architectural barriers
  • Other accommodations specific to student's disability

Assistive Technology

Our office has various assistive technology resources to support reading, studying, and note-taking. These can include:

  • Note-taking aids (e.g. digital recorders, smartpens)
  • Personal magnifiers (handheld and tabletop models)
  • Reading, magnification, and learning software (Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, ZoomText, Glean)
  • Private computer lab in 1G02J with all assistive software & devices available

CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services)

  • CUNY LEADS is a program designed to assist students with disabilities in their transition to the workforce. Through CUNY LEADS, our students can receive guidance and support in developing essential job-seeking skills to pursue successful careers after graduation. 

All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. All students must submit supporting documentation to receive accommodations by clicking the “Documents Upload” button at the top-right side of the page. Visit the “How To Apply” section to see what documentation you will need.

Applying For Services

If you are interested in applying for services or would like to find out if you qualify, you can fill out our virtual Application to Receive Services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us:

Center for Students with Disabilities
Room: AC-1G02
Phone:  718-262-2191
Fax:  718-262-2364

Office Hours 
Mon-Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
Thurs 9:00am-6:15pm
Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm

Virtual Office Hours
Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm