Disability Services Office (DSO) Information for Faculty
Westchester Community College is dedicated to responding to the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADAAA of 2008. Students with a documented disability, in need of accommodations, are responsible for disclosing this to the Disability Services Office (DSO).
You may start the process by completing the DSO Public Request Intake form and uploading your documentation here . Once documentation has been approved, each semester the student can make an online request for accommodations by completing the Semester Request through the Accommodate portal. Students who have previously submitted documentation or have recently had documentation approved, can visit here to complete the Semester Request form through Accommodate. When the request has been received and approved, the DSO will email professors an Accommodation letter at their SUNYWCC email address, informing them of the student’s approved accommodations (including permission to record online class meetings).
Please note: Accommodations are not retroactive and not all accommodations from high school carry through to college. It is strongly recommended that the student discuss their accommodations with their professors at the beginning of the semester.
For more information and a step-by-step guide to Accommodate
- You may visit the Disability Services Office Website at https://www.sunywcc.edu/student-services/disability-services/
- Please send questions and or concerns regarding accommodations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodate System Information
Accommodate, our new recordkeeping and communication platform, will provide faculty with a more accessible and efficient tool to assist students with their ADA mandated accommodations. Faculty will be required to sign off on accommodation letters as well as approve exam requests and submit exams through accommodate.
Please use your WCC login credentials to access Accommodate and to get acquainted with the system.