Access-Ability Services

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Kingsborough Community College and Access-Ability Services wants to keep you safe while still supporting you personally and academically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access-Ability Services (AAS) has transitioned from in-person to working remotely. However, our office is here to assist you in utilizing your accommodations, our supportive services, and other tools for academic success.

CURRENT AAS STUDENTS:

For current students wishing to utilize our services, please reach out to our office by calling 718/368-5175, emailing us at aas@kbcc.cuny.edu, or emailing your counselor directly (check our contacts page for email addresses for our entire staff).

NEW TO AAS:

To sign-up for services, students need to complete our AAS Application for Academic Accommodations and send it to us along with supporting documentation (e.g. IEP, Psych Eval, Medical report, etc.). Applications and documentations should be sent directly to AAS at aas@kbcc.cuny.edu.

Once we receive the application and supporting documentation, our counselor will review for processing.  We will send any follow-up emails to the email address included on the AAS application so please be sure to include a working email address.

We encourage you to review our webpage to find out more about the services provided through AAS.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process or need assistance with completing it, please call our direct line 718/368-5175 or email us at aas@kbcc.cuny.edu.  Virtual meetings may also be arranged. 

You should NOT submit disability-related documentation to any other KCC office and/or individual. AAS is the only office on campus with the authority to receive and process applications for accommodations.

We wish you safety and health in these trying times.

Access-Ability Services

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.

Mission Statement

To nurture a community where disabled students have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. AAS serves as a disability resource, promotes equity, advances disability awareness, and provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to self-identified KCC 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.

Services

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

Voter Registration

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 contact the Title IX Coordinator at 718-368-6896 V-231 Title_IX_Inquiries@kbcc.cuny.edu.

Campus Accessibility

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.

Contact Us

Please continue to browse our website for further information or contact Access-Ability Services: 

Room:  D205  |  Phone:  718 368 5175  |  Fax:  718 368 4782  | 

Email: aas@kbcc.cuny.edu

AAS Office Hours:

Monday 9 am to 5 pm | Tuesday 9 am to 8 pm | Wednesday 9 am to 8 pm | Thursday 9 am to 5 pm | Friday 9 am to 5 pm