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Checklist for Students new to Student Accessibility Services

Checklist for Students new to SAS

If you would like to register with our office as a student with a disability, please refer to the following checklist:

  1. Complete and submit the online Disability Identification Form.

  2. Provide documentation of your disability to the SAS office as soon as possible. You can send these records by mail, fax or email. To learn more about documentation, please refer to Documentation Guidelines. *Please keep in mind that each person's situation is unique, and documentation requirements may vary by situation.  No student should delay registering with our office out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork.  Please submit the Disability Identification Form as soon as possible.  Documentation may be sent at any time once your form is submitted, but should be received by Student Accessibility Services prior to your orientation. 

  3. If you are interested in adaptive technology and/or materials in alternate format, please contact the manager of Student Accessibility Services, Leslie Reid, at sas@ithaca.edu.  Visit the Adaptive Technology site for more information.

  4. If you are interested in applying for a Housing Accommodation that is not related to dietary issues, please see Special Housing Accommodation Request 

  5. If you are requesting a housing accommodation that is related to Dietary issues, you must first contact Dining Services at: dine@ithaca.edu. You should indicated that you are interested in a release from the meal plan and ask them about how you could be accommodated in the dining hall.  If after discussing options with Dining services, you believe you still can not be accommodated safely based on your disability, Dining services will facilitate the next step.

  6. Please call our office at (607) 274-1005 to set up an appointment with a Student Accessibility Specialist.  You may want to schedule a meeting during the time that you will be here for Summer Orientation.  During this meeting, we will begin to develop your accommodation plan.  We will meet again once classes are in session to review procedures and address any questions or concerns.

If you are coming to campus and require assistance with orientation, please refer to the website: www.ithaca.edu/orientation.