Welcome to AccessAbility Services (formerly Disability Services)
AccessAbility Services (formerly Disability Services) was established to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities to all programs and activities at Western Connecticut State University. The efforts of AccessAbility Services are part of Western’s overall commitment to diversity.
AccessAbility Services coordinates and provides accommodations and support services to students with all types of disabilities. Over 200 undergraduate and graduate students with documented disabilities are registered with the office. Western appreciates that everyone is unique; therefore each student who registers with AccessAbility Services is considered on a case by case basis. Our goal is to provide appropriate and necessary accommodations and services while supporting each student in developing the skills to lead an independent life.
Under the umbrella of Student Affairs, AccessAbility Services collaborates with all departments of 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, suggestions and volunteer support.
AccessAbility Services Coordinator
AccessAbility Services Staff
Elisabeth Werling, AccessAbility Services Coordinator
Ellen Ober, Secretary
Don Lowe, Writing Specialist
Peggy Day, Transition
Cheryl Panosian-Haddad, Counselor