Services and Accommodations

New to IC or new to SAS students must complete  our on-line Disability Identification Form before scheduling an intake appointment with our office.

Services and Accommodations

Intake  & Consultation

The Student Accessibility Specialists are available by appointment to assist students in accessing appropriate accommodations. Call  (607) 274-1005 or email sas@ithaca.edu to schedule in to see one of our specialists.

New to IC or new to SAS students must complete  our on-line Disability Identification Form before scheduling an intake appointment with our office.

All new to IC students should schedule in to see a specialist during her/his/their specific summer orientation schedule.  Please call or email our office as soon as you know which orientation session you will attend and we will schedule you in at an otherwise open time slot during the orientation program.  

New to SAS but continuing IC students who wish to discuss accommodations can schedule an appointment for intake and consultation at anytime during the semester. Email or call our office to be scheduled in at your earliest convenience.

Returning students must speak with her/his/their designated specialist before or at the start of each semester to institute the semester specific accommodation plan.  Please contact the SAS office as early in the semesters possible, as accommodations are not retroactive and do not go into effect until updated for the current semester.

Each student's situation is unique and documentation requirements may vary by situation.  Please see Documentation guidelines for recommended supporting documentation for some of the more common disability types.

No student should delay registering with our office out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork or documentation.

Advocacy

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Student Accessibility Specialists will act as advocates to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to the programs and activities for which they are otherwise qualified to participate.  

Accommodations are based on specific disability and how it impacts the specific student's access to education.

SAS services may include but are not limited to:

  • Academic accommodations, e.g. note-taking support
  • Alternative testing arrangements
  • Materials in alternate format and adaptive technology
  • Special housing requests under FHA and ADA regulation
  • Special dining accommodations 
  • Referral for other support services, e.g. tutoring

All students must have an intake evaluation for determination of eligibility for disability services, have corroborating diagnosis and documentation on file and have signed a limited release agreement with our office before any of our services can be accessed.