What we do
The Office of Disability Services works with students, faculty, and staff to promote universal design and to remove barriers to access on campus.
Our office collaborates with the GCC counseling staff to provide ongoing support for students with a variety of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, mental illness, low vision/blindness, deafness and traumatic brain injury. Disability Services also serves as a resource center for medical and legal advocacy, information, and referrals.
Disability Services is also responsible for verifying student eligibility for accommodations, coordinating accommodations across campus, and providing consultation and training about disabilities for faculty and staff.
If you have a physical or mental disability, consider using the resources and services of our office to help make your college experience a success. Get started learning about how to arrange academic accommodation for your special needs.
Some examples of support services and academic accommodations are listed below. Please not that this list is not exhaustive.
- Adaptive software and computer equipment
- Assistive note-taking devices
- Alternative format (e.g., large print or electronic) learning materials
- Assistive listening devices
- Reduced course load
- Early registration
- Accessible parking
For more information about any of our services or resources, call (413) 775-1812 (or dial 1812 from any campus phone)