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At Syracuse University, we believe that everyone deserves access to opportunity, including people with disabilities. As an inclusive community, our services seek to open educational opportunities so that all can pursue their personal and professional goals.

Our Commitment to Accessibility

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With a deep commitment to accessibility through our programs, services and resources, we are committed to realizing the full potential of all students. From ensuring accessibility of the campus environment to digital platforms, including online communications, websites and assistive technology, the University opens pathways for all students to pursue their educational and professional ambitions.

Have a Question or Concern?

We encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to report any concerns related to accessibility, discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct so they can be addressed quickly and appropriately.

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Inclusive and Accessible Spaces

Across campus, we offer students a variety of culturally affirming gathering spaces and services. Here, all students can find support, foster community and openly share their voices, perspectives and lived experiences.

Learn more about these spaces
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Center for Disability Resources

The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) provides a platform that supports students and strengthens equity and inclusion in our community. From reshaping built environments to providing assistive technology, the center seeks to further universal design and full inclusion to foster self-determined learners.

Learn more about CDR

Syracuse University has helped us recognize our potential—that an equitable, inclusive model of success begins with each of us.

Ben Holtzman '13

Disability Resources and Services

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion sets priorities to advance equity for all across campus. We believe equity in thought, feeling and action fosters measurable diversity, full accessibility, true inclusivity and meaningful belonging. Staff and faculty may request reasonable accommodations for a disability through this office.

Disability Cultural Center

The Disability Cultural Center coordinates campus-wide social, educational and cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff and community members with and without disabilities.

Libraries: Accessibility and Diversity Services

The Syracuse University Libraries provides a range of services for individuals who may require assistance or specific tools to access and use those resources and services.

Technology Accessibility at Syracuse University

We provide guidance and resources for learning about the importance of accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT), creating accessible content and implementing the ICT Accessibility Policy.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Services/Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART)

Guidance on how and when to seek ASL Interpreting Services and/or CART.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy

This policy covers all content and technology, including websites, web-based and mobile applications, email, web conferencing, video conferencing, video streaming, instructional materials, electronic documents, blended and online courses, and all academic and administrative software applications acquired or adopted after the effective date of this policy.

Parking Services and Transportation Accessibility

To maintain and improve accessibility on campus, Parking and Transportation Services strives to maintain a clean, safe and friendly environment for parking and transportation that accommodates the needs of individuals on campus.

Checklist for Planning Inclusive Events

Guidance and resources for planning inclusive events.

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