Accommodations and Services

Student Accessibility Services ensures students with temporary and permanent disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities across campus. We coordinate appropriate accommodations and support services for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our office advocates, counsels, and connects students with campus and community resources.

Incoming new students can start requesting academic accommodations for:

Summer Term: April 1

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Accommodation request

Current students can request new accommodations for the first time or additional accommodations through their Accommodate portal.

Accommodate portal


Alternative Text Formats

Students seeking alternative text formats (audio/digital/braille) should contact the Student Accessibility Services. We will discuss options on a case-by-case basis.

Accessible and Assistive Technology

Student Accessibility Services (GAC 61) has computers equipped with the following programs:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • ReadSpeaker
  • Read&Write
  • ZoomText
  • JAWS

Training on these programs is offered through our office.

Additional assistive software programs may be available per accommodation.

The Adaptive Technology Room is located in the lower level of the Golisano building in room 62. The following technology is available:

  • PC workstation with voice recognition and output (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • Screen reading software (JAWS)
  • Braille embosser (Juliet Pro)
  • Printer and Scanner
  • DaVinci Pro magnifier with OCR
  • All of the assistive software programs above

Digital voice recorders are available to rent through the Information Technology desk in the lower level of the library.


Virtually all student needs can be met through the standard meal plan options. For on-campus food options that are specifically geared to your allergen or dietary need, please visit the dining services website. Using the "Health" drop down choose "Food Allergies" to explore food options we have to address your specific allergy.

After visiting the website, students with remaining questions/concerns or to schedule a tour of the dining facilities on campus to learn about specific food preparation or food ingredients can contact our Registered Dietitian,

Students with food allergies and/or special nutrition needs that require additional accommodations beyond what is provided by dining services should complete the Food Allergy and Special Nutrition Form with your physician and return it to Student Accessibility Services. As part of the accommodation process, students are often required to meet with the Registered Dietitian in Dining Services to discuss their needs and learn options that are available to them. If the accommodation is not granted, students may appeal the decision to the Director of Campus Operations in writing.


See information on Special Housing Accommodations on the Residential Life website. Accommodations are investigated on a case-by-case basis and are assigned as space permits.

Interpreting Services

Students seeking interpreting should contact Student Accessibility Services. Provide advanced notice of class schedules, events, and anticipated meetings. Please also inform us of any cancellations as soon as possible.


Notetaking is an involved cognitive process that can be very specific to the individual who creates the notes. SAS encourages independent notetaking by aiding the process with direct notetaking training, notetaking software, and/or access to instructor notes/slides. For students are more limited in their ability to take independent notes, SAS will determine reasonable accommodations.

SAS also offers notetaking training and tips on our Moodle page.


Our distraction-reduced testing center is for SAS students who are approved for any of the following accommodations:

  • Extended time for tests and exams
  • Distraction-reduced testing environment
  • Readers
  • Scribes
  • Access to computers with word processors
  • Access to computers with assistive technology
  • Enlarged print

Testing Center Policies & Procedures

Other Accommodations

Students with disabilities are encouraged to connect with our office and discuss reasonable accommodations. Returning students should contact the office at the start of each semester to receive updated accommodation letters.

Contact Us

Schedule an appointment with us to discuss the right option(s) for you!

Phone: 585-389-2875


Fax: 585-389-2499 

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