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Center for Students with Disabilities

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Who We Are

The Center for Students with Disabilities is the office that provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in order to create a "level playing field" for York College's academic programs and campus activities. CSD acts in accordance with the guidelines laid out by both the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Services We Provide

CSD provides a wide array of services to students with disabilities in order to ensure that their academic needs are met. Some of the services that CSD provides are:

  • Testing Accommodations: These can include extended time for exams, a low-distraction test environment, or the use of different kinds of assistive technology.
  • Classroom Accommodations: These can include the placement of a note-taker or sign language interpreter in a class or allowing for the use of note-taking aids (such as digital recorders or smartpens). This can also involve moving a class or removing architectural barriers when needed.
  • Assistive Technology: The CSD office has a wide array of assistive technology available for students who may need it to assist with reading, studying, and taking notes. These include note-taking aids (such as digital recorders or smartpens), personal magnifiers, and a wide array of reading, magnification, and learning software that is available in the CSD computer lab in room 1G02J.
  • CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics and Disability Services): LEADS is a CUNY-wide program aimed at assisting students with disabilities with entering the workforce. CSD students can work with our CUNY LEADS advisor on essential job-seeking skills with the goal of finding a successful career after graduation.

If you are interested in applying for services or would like to find out if you qualify, you can fill out our virtual Application to Receive Services.

If you have any further questions, please call us at (718) 262-2191, email us at, or visit our office in Room 1G02 in the Academic Core Building.

Center for Students with Disabilities

York College/CUNY
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451

Office Hours 
Mon-Wed 9:00am-5:00pm 
Thurs 9:00am-7:00pm
Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm
Virtual Office Hours
Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm (link to virtual office hours)

Phone:  718-262-2191
Fax:  718-262-2364