How to Register with Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources Registration Steps

Students who wish to receive support services from Accessibility Resources must first register. Registration with Accessibility Resources is a confidential, interactive process. If you are unsure if you qualify to receive support services or if you would like more information before deciding to register, please contact Accessibility Resources.

NOTE: Students who have readily observable disabilities (e.g. wheelchair user, white cane user) do not need to submit documentation. Instead, we ask that you contact the office at (607)436-2137 or

1. Complete a New Student Accommodation Request and submit documentation of disability.

Use this form to expand on barriers you have faced, techniques that have helped, and your academic experience so far. Upload your documentation of disability with this form. For more information about appropriate documentation, take a look at our documentation guidelines.

New Student Accommodation Request

2. Schedule and attend a Welcome Meeting.

Within 5 days of submitting your Self-Report Form and documentation of disability, you will receive an email with instructions to schedule a Welcome Meeting with the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources. You are not considered registered with Accessibility Resources until you complete your Welcome Meeting.

If you would like to discuss the registration process further, please contact Accessibility Resources.

Accessibility Resources will consider all documentation submitted. Documentation will assist Accessibility Resources in understanding how the disability impacts the student in an academic setting and the current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodations requested. Reviewing documentation is a collaborative process and is handled on a case-to-case basis. The eligibility determination process is not a same-day process. Once documentation is received, it will be reviewed in order of receipt; therefore, it is recommended that documentation be submitted well in advance of any accommodation related needs.

NOTE: Students who have readily observable disabilities (e.g. wheelchair user, white cane user, arm in sling) may not need to submit documentation. We ask that you contact the office at 607-436-2137, or stop by the office during walk-in hours, to schedule a Welcome Meeting.

Documentation should provide proof of diagnosis and/or prior accommodations. Students should submit at least one of the following:

  • IEP/504 plan
  • A psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluation
  • Accommodation letter from previous postsecondary institution
  • Medical records / patient portal diagnostic summary
  • Letter from a healthcare professional, on letterhead, which confirms a diagnosis.

The following information is helpful, but not required, in order to determine the best possible accommodations and supports:

  • Severity of the disorder (mild/moderate/severe)
  • Medication or treatment currently prescribed
  • Recommended accommodations that may assist the student in minimizing the impact of the condition in an academic setting.

Accessibility Resources provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Listed below are examples of conditions that would qualify a student for services. This is not a comprehensive list. Students are welcome to speak with the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources about their specific situation and if they would qualify for services.

  • Mental health conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD)
  • Chronic health conditions (e.g. cancer, diabetes, Crohn's Disease, epilepsy)
  • Learning disabilities (e.g. dyscalculia, dyslexia)
  • Temporary injuries* (e.g. broken arm/leg, concussion, surgery recovery)
  • Blind/low vision
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Mobility conditions (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia)

* Students with a temporary condition should follow the instructions on the Temporary Accommodations page.

Students with temporary injuries, such as a broken leg/arm, concussion, or surgery recovery can register with and receive services through Accessibility Resources on a temporary basis. If you would like more information about receiving temporary accommodations, please contact Accessibility Resources.

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