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Student Accessibility Services Continues to Evolve

June, 2020
  • Bringing alpacas to campus has been one of the many annual events put on by the Student Accessibility Services department.
    Bringing alpacas to campus has been one of the many annual events put on by the Student Accessibility Services department.

It’s official! After nearly 30 years, QCC’s Office of Disability Services office has officially removed the “dis” out of disability and has a new name, Student Accessibility Services. The name is designed to better represent the College’s focus on student access.

The department has come a long way since its inception in the early 1990s, in the way in which barriers in the classroom, physical, and digital environments have adapted to provide access for all students.

“We have not done this alone. We have worked with faculty, staff, and students to think proactively, creatively, and inclusively to ensure that all students have access to the classroom, educational materials, support, and the full student experience. As our office mission has evolved over time, it is imperative that our name best represents the work we do- not a label,” said Kristie Proctor, director of Student Accessibility Services, adding that she is hopeful the transition will be a seamless one.

“The name, ‘Student Accessibility Services' clearly promotes our mission of equal access to higher education for all in the QCC community. We are so excited to start a new chapter of access for QCC,” she added.

For more information, visit Student Accessibility Services.

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