Accessibility Services Office
The Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at Iona College is committed to ensuring equal educational access and opportunity for all enrolled students. The ASO collaborates with the Iona community to ensure equal access for students with disabilities to its facilities, programs and activities.
Federal law requires that students’ requests for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and other accommodations be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students entering college who are in need of accommodations, must initiate the request by contacting the Accessibility Services Office. All information and documentation shared with ASO staff remains confidential.
Once admitted to the College, students with special needs should complete and submit a Request for Accommodation Form, or contact the Accessibility Services Office to request a meeting with the Accessibility Services consultant to discuss their past use of accommodations and any disability-related barriers they anticipate while pursuing their degree at the College. The purpose of the meeting is so that the consultant can get a clear understanding of the student’s experience with the disability, potential barriers, and effective accommodations that will provide equal educational access while at the College. It is also important for the consultant to understand the connection between the barrier described, the student’s disability and the requested accommodation. While no external documentation may be necessary to establish the need for accommodations, medical records, psychoeducational testing and school records (such as an IEP or 504 Plan) can be used as a basis for determining past use of specific accommodations. Generally, the Accessibility Services consultant can implement accommodations immediately based on the above alone; however, in cases where it is not clear how the disability is connected to the barrier, and how the accommodation would provide access, the ASO may request that the student provide additional documentation that illustrates that connection. No student should delay meeting with the ASO out of concern for not having appropriate documentation.
Amend Hall, Lower Level
Tel: (914) 633 - 2366
Fax: (914) 633 - 2011
Director: Daneshea Palmer