Access-Ability Services (AAS) is committed to opening doors of equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities at Kingsborough Community College. Our goal is to equalize educational opportunities and to provide access through appropriate academic accommodations.
It is the policy of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the constituent colleges and units of The University to provide services for students without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as victim of domestic violence.
Access-Ability Services (AAS) serves as a liaison and resource to the KCC community regarding disability issues, promotes equal access to all KCC programs and activities, and makes every reasonable effort to provide appropriate accommodations and assistance to students with disabilities.
Access to Program
In order for you to access disability related services you must identify as a person with a disability and register with AAS. There are two parts to the registration process. You should fill out an Application for Academic Accommodations and submit appropriate documentation. If preferred you may receive assistance with filling out a paper application in our office. It is strongly suggested that you register with AAS as soon as you receive acceptance to the college and prior to taking the CUNY Placement Tests. The CUNY Placement exams are crucial to your success at CUNY, as such it is important that you arrange for accommodations for these exams. In the post-secondary setting, it is the student’s responsibility to self-identify as having a disability and to request accommodations. For many, this will be one of the biggest differences between high school and college. To learn more about some of these differences and for answers to questions you might have, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions sections.
AAS provides a range of disability-related services. Services include:
- Serving as a resource to the KCC community regarding disability issues
- Determining eligibility for and arranging academic accommodations
- Academic advisement and priority registration
- Facilitating the use of assistive technology
- Assisting students in developing self-advocacy skills
The Office for Access-Ability Services is a New York State Agency-Based Voter Registration
Site, where students with disabilities are offered information, voter registration
application forms and the opportunity to register to vote. We will be glad to help
you fill out the form or provide assistance registering through CUNYFirst. There is
no obligation to register to vote and the student's decision will have no effect on
services offered by Office of Access-Ability Services.
Voter registration information and application forms are also available at the website for the State Board of Elections of the State of New York at http://www.elections.ny.gov
Services during pregnancy:
Kingsborough Community College does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student's doctor and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students needing assistance can seek accommodations from Access-Ability Services at 718-368-5175 or Title IX Coordinator, Victoria Ajibade at 718-368-6896.
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) is committed to making all of its facilities fully accessible, in compliance with Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and pursuant to The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its subsequent revisions. For further information on physical access at KCC, please visit Campus Facilities Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Students who may require additional physical accommodations in classrooms should contact AAS directly at the below contact information.
Please continue to browse our website for further information or contact Access-Ability Services:
Room: D205 | Phone: 718 368 5175 | Fax: 718 368 4782 |