Insuring Your Equitable Access in the Academic Arena 

Binghamton University's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides or facilitates the provision of disability-related services that insure students' equal access to all academic and extracurricular programming of the university. 

Academic Accommodations

SSD is an ardent defender of academic integrity and equal access. All Binghamton University students must expect to be evaluated according to stringent academic standards, and students with disabilities are no exception. It is sometimes necessary and appropriate, however, for faculty to make special provisions to insure that students with specific disability-related limitations have the opportunity to participate on an equal basis with their class colleagues.

The goal of academic accommodation is to establish an equitable playing field for students with and without disabilities. Since all students have individual needs and differing abilities, there is no cookbook formula for determining appropriate accommodations, and individual needs assessments are essential. SSD provides that service for all students choosing to register with the office.

Accessing Services

Students seeking disability-related accommodations in academic courses should request such adjustments through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office.  Individuals who do not already have valid SSD Authorizations for Academic Accommodations must follow the Preliminary Application and Assessment Procedures before completing an Academic Accommodations Request Form. 

The following links provide detailed information regarding policies and procedures related to some of our most notable access services:

Notetaker Policies and Procedures

Sign Language Interpretation Services Policies and Procedures

Scribe Services Policies and Procedures

Texts in an Alternate Format Policies and Procedures

Accommodation Request Forms

Last Updated: 8/21/14