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Access & Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Teachers College strives to be responsive to both the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other legislation. The College has developed a professionally-staffed office to achieve this goal. Programs and services for individuals with disabilities have been developed to ensure that Teachers College is physically, programmatically and attitudinally accessible. The aim of the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) is to ensure equal access through the provision of a wide range of individualized services for persons with varying disabilities.

Registering with OASID

The registration process includes the completion of a registration form, presentation of medical/clinical documentation and a one on one meeting with an OASID representative. Services are available only to individuals who have completed this process. Although an individual accommodation plan is developed during the initial meeting, the plan can be modified as needed throughout the semester. While students can register with the office at any time, they are encouraged to do so at the beginning of or prior to each semester.

Resources/Accommodations

OASID offers a variety of accommodations, services and resources for those registered with the office. Accommodations are developed on an individualized basis, however some of the most frequently requested accommodations include:

Readers, note takers, research assistants, sign language interpreters, computer-assisted real time captioning (CART), alternative format reading materials, testing accommodations, and adaptive technology.

OASID

163 Thorndike Hall
(212) 678-3689
oasid@tc.columbia.edu
www.tc.edu/oasid

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
166 Thorndike Hall
(212) 678-3853 V/TTY
(646) 755-3144 Video Phone