The Office of Disability Resources coordinates academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to all programs, services, and activities at Purchase College.
The mission of the Office of Disability Resources is to enhance the college experience by supporting full participation for students with disabilities. We collaborate with campus partners to provide leadership and guidance, and facilitation of equal access to our programs, services, and activities.
COVID-19 Office Update
The Office of Disability Resources is open and staff are working in person. Staff are meeting with students via phone or Zoom during the fall 2021 semester. In-person meetings will be scheduled by appointment only, on a case-by-case basis. Please call or e-mail us with any questions you may have.
The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) announced the following updates via e-mail to students working with our office. The updates pertain to academic accommodations for the Fall 2021 semester. The e-mail update was sent to students prior to and at the start of the semester.
Westchester Independent Living Center (“WILC”) v. State University of New York, Purchase College NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
ARE YOU A PURCHASE COLLEGE STUDENT OR VISITOR WITH A MOBILITY DISABILITY WHO HAS FACED ACCESS BARRIERS ON CAMPUS PATHS OF TRAVEL?
Your rights may be affected by a proposed settlement if you are:
- A Purchase College student or visitor to the Purchase College campus with a mobility disability (a wheelchair user, person who uses other mobility aids, or person with disabilities that impact their ability to walk distances or climb stairs but who do not use any mobility aid) and
Have faced accessibility barriers in the paths of travel on the Purchase College campus
In 2016, a lawsuit called Westchester Independent Living Center (“WILC”) v. State University of New York, Purchase College was filed against Purchase College, alleging that Defendants denied students and visitors with mobility disabilities meaningful access to the educational, cultural, and social programs, services, and activities offered at the College because of accessibility barriers on the campus paths of travel.
In 2021, the Parties reached a settlement of the lawsuit under which Defendants agreed to remediate accessibility barriers on the Purchase College campus.
TO GET A COPY OF THE FULL SETTLEMENT NOTICE, CLICK HERE: https://bit.ly/2VZuNnE
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