Disability Resources & Services

CUNY is deeply committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities through innovative support programs, grounded in nationally regarded best practices in postsecondary disability services which support the academic success and personal development of students with disabilities. Towards this end, each CUNY campus features an Office of Disability Services, managed by a director who coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. Students’ needs for reasonable accommodations and support services are verified by these offices. They also provide counseling and referrals, and arrange crucial auxiliary aids and services, including assistive technology services, note takers, readers, sign language interpreter services, distance learning networks, priority registration, and alternative testing arrangements.

Projects & Services

farfundlogosmall PROJECT REACH  ( Resources and Education on Autism as CUNY’s Hallmark) is a relatively new university-wide project (started December 2011) that is funded in part by the FAR Fund and coordinated by the Central Office Division of Student Affairs of the City University of New York (CUNY) in association with the Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services. >>

CUNY LEADS is a partnership project established to facilitate the successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs. >>

official-cats-logo CUNY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (CATS) is a team of assistive technology specialists that are located at Queensborough Community College. Our goal is to stay on the forefront of assistive technology and provide support for those technologies used by students with disabilities who attend the various CUNY campuses...>>


Celebrate2April is Disability Awareness


In honor of the historic contributions that members of the University Community with Disabilities have made to CUNY and to New York in general, CUNY has declared April as Disability Awareness Month. As a result, throughout the month of April, various CUNY campuses choose activities and events to showcase and celebrate all contributions made. They also organize presentations by known educators and panelists, screen films and conduct  workshops to best address the needs of students and those working with individuals with disabilities.   

Below you will find the list of this year’s events submitted by different CUNY campuses.  


Please feel free to contact each campus directly for more information.

What's New

DrChrisRosa Dr. Chris Rosa Nominated for a New York Post Liberty Medal
University Assistant Dean Dr. Chris Rosa is a “passionate advocate” for students on CUNY’s 24 campuses said CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson, who nominated Rosa for a New York Post Liberty Medal in the Educator category.
Click here to read the full story in the New York Post.  



Disability Studies Lecture: Ari Ne'eman

"Neurodiversity and Society: How Disability Rights Movements Evolve," a lecture given by noted disability rights advocate, Ari Ne'eman. <pdf>

Voter Registration
"Under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, CUNY campus Offices of Services for Students with Disabilities are Agency-Based Registration Sites, where students are offered the opportunity to become registered voters.