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Support Services

Westchester Community College provides services for students with documented learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, visual, hearing, and other health impairments.  We encourage individuals with disabilities to contact us to learn what support services are available to meet varying needs.  Current services include but are not limited to the following:

Counseling

  • Pre-admission counseling
  • Assistance with registration
  • Voter registration assistance
  • Referral to other campus services and appropriate community agencies
  • Referral for diagnostic assessment as necessary
  • Self-advocacy training
  • Planning for after graduation

Academic

  • Orientation and referral to tutorial services
  • Assistance with developing learning strategies, coping and organizing skills
  • Assistance in arranging for note takers, interpreters, readers and scribes
  • Proctoring for extended time testing with accommodations

Physical

  • Arranging for classroom accommodations
  • Handicapped parking available on campus
  • Ramps, elevators and electronic doors

Advocacy

  • Ensure physical and programmatic access
  • Support and assist faculty in understanding and meeting individual needs
  • Provide information about specific disabilities and related laws
  • Liaison with professors, high schools, community agencies, families and employers

Equipment

  • Kurzweil 3000 scanning/screen reading
  • CCTV print enlarger
  • JAWS screen reader computer software
  • Zoomtext onscreen magnifier
  • Duxbury Braille Translator software and Braille printer

Office of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities   LIB G51  914.606.6287 (914.606.7893 fax)

Professor Marcia Kalkut Counselor/Coordinator CLA 4 914.606.6552
Professor Sharon Massey Learning Disabilities Specialist LIB G51 914.606.6626
Professor Barbara Begnal Scovotti   Coordinator of Accommodations LIB G51 914.606.8585
Professor Angeliki Parashis Counselor for Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Visually Impaired LIB G51 914.606.6236
Professor Theresa Revans-McMenimon Counselor for Students with Autism LIB G51 914.606.6336