Wagner faculty play an integral role in supporting the academic pursuits of students registered with our office. The Office of Disability Support Services collaborates with faculty to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. We encourage every faculty member to contact us with questions or concerns.
Students are encouraged to request services at the beginning of each semester for which they need services. In an effort to reach out to all students, we ask that you add a short statement to your syllabus or to your Moodle site. Here is the recommended text:
Students with Disabilities
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Dina Assante, Associate Dean, Center for Academic and Career Engagement, Union Building, 718-390-3181 as early as possible in the term.
Helpful resources for understanding and addressing the challenges faced by students with documented disabilities
University of Washington Faculty Room – Resources for faculty to create a classroom environment that maximizes the learning of all students.
“In Their Shoes” – Utilizes a hands-on, interactive format so that you may catch a glimpse of what it’s really like to have functional limitations that substantially alter a major life activity, such as learning, seeing, hearing, or functioning socially. This is one important step on the path to removing the hidden barriers that impact us all. As educators, it is important for us to embrace the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act by creating an inclusive learning environment that is empowering and supportive of the needs of our students and employees with disabilities. Our college ID is Wagner.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commerical facilities, and transportation.