Disability Services


Any student with a documented disability is eligible for service.

Prospective Students

D’Youville College does not discriminate against students with disabilities. Students with disabilities do not need to disclose their disability on any admission documents to have access to academic programs and services.

Admissions Standards

Students with disabilities must meet the same admission standards as students without disabilities. SAT scores taken under special conditions are not identified to the admissions office.

Where to Send Documentation

To ensure that accommodations are provided at the time the student attends college, students are encouraged to inform the Disability Services for Students office as soon as possible after admission. Documentation of a disability should not be sent to the admissions office. All documentation should be submitted to the Office for Disability Services after notification of admission to the college. Documentation should be sent to:

Office of Disability Services
D’Youville College
320 Porter Ave. KAB 415
Buffalo, NY 14201 

Legal Definitions 

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states that
No otherwise qualified person in the United... shall, solely by reason of...disability, be denied the benefits of be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to the discrimination under any program or activity that either receives federal financial assistance.

A person with a disability is:
"any person who (I) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a history of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment."

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The deadline to request testing accommodations for Spring 2014 final exams is Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Contact Us

Disability Services
Isabelle Vecchio
, Coordinator
Campus location: KAB 415
Phone: (716) 829-7728
Fax: (716) 829-7790
Email: disabilityservices@dyc.edu

Office of Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education provides information explaining the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This information also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Read More

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