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The Accessibility Services Office provides equal access to the College's programs, services and activities for individuals with documented physical, learning, and psychological disabilities. To receive accommodations an individual must self-identify with the Accessibility Services Office and provide appropriate documentation. This information is confidential and is securely maintained in the Accessibility Services Office.

Information on housing and dining accommodations is also available.

Pre-enrollment Planning:
Prospective students should make an appointment to meet with the Accessibility Services Director to determine services available and to determine which services meet their individual needs, and will help to ensure a positive college experience.

Orientation:
Supplementary orientation for individuals with disabilities requiring physical orientation to the campus is provided in coordination with Admissions.

Academic Accommodations:
The Director of Accessibility Services will review a student’s documentation and will work with the student to identify and establish appropriate academic accommodations. Accommodation letters are sent to the student's campus email prior to the start of the semester. Students have the responsibility to send their professor(s) their accommodation letter by using the "Forward" function in their email.

Attendants, Interpreters, Note takers, Tutors, etc.:
The Accessibility Services Office works with local agencies to hire attendants and interpreters and works within the college community to hire note takers. These services are provided as accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  Paid and/or volunteer note takers provide the eligible student with a copy of their classroom lecture notes.

Adults in Retraining:
The Accessibility Services Office works with outside agencies to provide retraining for students. The Accessibility Services Office works with agencies such as Employment and Training Offices (JTPA), Veterans’ Administration (VA), Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR formerly known as VESID) and the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) to assist eligible students with their vocational needs. 

Academic Advisement/Registering for classes:
The Office can assist with academic advising and works closely with the Advisement Center and the counselors.

Adaptive Equipment and Resources:
The Accessibility Services Office has the following equipment/resources available:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking-Dictation program
  • Zoom Text
  • Enlarger
  • Audio recorders
  • Livescribe Echo Pens
  • Videophone
  • FM amplification system (Williams Sound)
  • Large print materials
  • Assistance with accessing textbooks in electronic format
  • Text-to-speech software Read and Write Gold
  • Free membership to Bookshare and access to e-text for eligible students.

Transportation:
The College provides information on the Greater Glens Falls Transit System and its regular bus service to and from the college. In addition, the Greater Glens Falls Transit System operates the FAME bus. This service provides transportation for individuals with disabilities whose disability prohibits them from accessing the regular bus service. The individual is responsible for making arrangements for FAME service and must provide medical verification to the Glens Falls Transit System in order to receive services.  SUNY Adirondack students are eligible to ride the public transit buses FREE of charge for the academic year.  Check out the bus schedule at http://www.agftc.org/ggft/

Accessibility:
The campus is equipped with accessible automated doors, graded ramps, and elevators. All buildings except the gymnasium and Warren Hall are equipped with elevators. Several of the large classrooms are  equipped with an amplified sound system.

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