Requesting Services

Students are not obligated to self-disclose a disability. However, self-disclosure is required when the student anticipates a need for adjustments, modifications, or services relating to the disability.

A phone call, personal interview, or the submission of the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Form will initiate the process.

Procedure for Requesting Services at Hartwick College

  • Submit the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Online Form.
  • Email, fax 607-431-4567, or mail the required documentation based on the type of disability to AccessAbility Services, Hartwick College, One Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
  • Allow appropriate time frame for documentation review. It may be necessary to seek further information from the student and/or the diagnostic evaluator.
  • Upon arriving on campus, the student must meet with a staff member from AccessAbility Services. During this meeting, specific guidelines, policies, and procedures regarding AccessAbility Services will be discussed.

If a student chooses not to self-disclose a disability, the student cannot receive formal services.

Reasonable adjustments may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • testing services, such as extra time, distraction-reduced environment;
  • assistive technology;
  • recorded lectures;
  • note-taking services;
  • alternatives to print materials, e.g. audio texts, electronic text;
  • physical accessibility arrangements;
  • housing accommodations, e.g. ESA, service animal, single
  • sign language interpretation; and
  • course substitutions.