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Accessibility Services

Our Accessibility Services Office (ASO) 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING STUDENTS REGARDING ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS LETTERS

Effective as of the Spring 2023 semester, Iona University will be utilizing a new automated process for requesting accommodation letters. 

Students must submit a Semester (Accommodation Letter) Request using the online Accommodate system in order for instructors to be notified of their accommodations. This should be done as soon as possible.

Please Note:

  • Once you have submitted a Semester (Accommodation Letter) Request, a copy of your letter will be sent electronically to each of your instructors.  
  • If you add a new class after submitting your Semester (Accommodation Letter) Request, you will need to submit a new request for that course.

To Request Accommodation Letters:

  1. Log in to Accommodate using your single sign-on credentials here.
  2. On the menu on the left side of your screen, open the Accommodations tab and click on Request Semester Letters
  3. Click on Add New to request new letters.
  4. Use the drop-down menu to select the Spring 2023 semester.
    • If you would like all of your approved accommodations to be included in your letter, click on Submit for All Accommodations.
    • If you do not want to use an accommodation for a specific class, click Review the Renewal. On the next page, each of your approved accommodations will be listed as well as your classes for the semester. De-select the class from the listed accommodation.
  5. Click Submit at the bottom of the page to submit your letter request.

Access Accommodate

 

Typical Accommodations

  • Alternate location and/or extended time on exams/quizzes (including online)
  • Distraction reduced environment for testing
  • Exemption from public speaking
  • A note-taker, reader and/or scribe
  • Use of audio recorder, Smart Pen or laptop computer in classroom (see letter)
  • Foreign Language substitution
  • Permission to split very long exams
  • Permission to take breaks during class
  • Alternative test format (e.g., large fonts.)

More on Academic Accommodations

Iona University provides reasonable housing accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1978, and the Fair Housing Act to ensure equal access and enjoyment of all Residential Life programs, activities, and facilities. The College is committed to ensuring equal access and fostering an inclusive environment which does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. This policy derives from the College’s commitment to non-discrimination for all persons, access to facilities, student programs, activities, and services.

The Accessibility Services Office (ASO) is responsible for evaluating requests from students with disabilities who are in need of reasonable housing accommodations at Iona. In evaluating the request, the ASO staff will determine whether the requested accommodation is necessary and reasonable.

More on Housing Accommodations

Contact

Accessibility Services Office


Amend Hall, Lower Level, GR-05
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (914) 633-2366
Fax: (914) 633-2616
Email: access@iona.edu

Director: Daneshea Palmer