To whom it may concern:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires all colleges
and universities to provide services and reasonable accommodations for
all qualified students with a disability.
In order to provide accommodations through
the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at Hudson Valley Community College, we
must have formal documentation of the students disability on file.
The documentation should clearly state the
students disability and give some indication of how the disability
affects the students academic performance. For example, recommendations
for academic modifications may indicate that the student has limited
hand dexterity and would benefit from a scribe and extended testing
time: or due to a psychological disability such as a Dissociative Disorder
or General Anxiety Disorder, the student would benefit from a distraction-free
testing environment and/or extended testing time. A student who is blind
or visually impaired would benefit from a reader, audio taped exams
and/or a scribe. The goal of providing reasonable accommodations is
not to create a competitive advantage for disabled students, but to
eliminate any competitive disadvantages that may exist.
The student may hand deliver the documentation
to our office or you may fax the documentation (518) 629-4831 or mail
it to the attention of DeAnne Martocci, Director of the Center for Access and Assistive Technology, Hudson Valley Community College, Room 112 Campus Center, 80
Vandenburgh Avenue Troy, New York 12180.
If you have any questions, please feel free
to call our office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at (518)
629-7154, or T.D.D. (518) 629-7569.