Welcome to AccessAbility Services (formerly Disability Services)
AccessAbility Services (AAS) was established to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities to all programs and activities at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). The efforts of AAS are part of WCSU’s overall commitment to diversity.
Formerly Disability Services, the office changed to AccessAbility Services in September 2008. This name change signifies our focus on the access of the university and the ability of each student.
AccessAbility Services coordinates and provides accommodations and support services to over 400 undergraduate and graduate students with documented disabilities. AAS seeks to accommodate students with documented disabilities to allow them equal access to their education. Accommodations are designed to level the playing field for students with disabilities, while maintaining the integrity and standards of each academic program. WCSU appreciates that everyone is unique; therefore each student who requests accommodations from AccessAbility Services is considered on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is to provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations and services while supporting each student in developing the skills necessary to be an independent learner.Under the umbrella of Student Affairs, AccessAbility Services collaborates with all departments within the university to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to university programs. AccessAbility Services engages in proactive institutional planning to ensure that the university is meeting the diverse needs of the student body. We welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions.
Midtown Campus, Higgins Annex, Room 017
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Tel: (203) 837-8225
TTY: (203) 837-3235
Fax: (203) 837-8848