Division of Student Affairs

AccessAbility Services

Upcoming AAS Events / Announcements

Virtual Parent & Student AccessAbility Services Orientation: Prior Registration Required

Thursday, June 3rd, 6 – 7p.m. or Tuesday, August 3rd, 6 – 7p.m.

AccessAbility Services will be offering a Virtual Parent and Student Orientation Session on Thursday, June 3rd, and again on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6 – 7 p.m. This session is intended to explain the difference between high school and college disability accommodations, the campus supports, important University dates, and helping to support a smooth transition to college. We will leave time at the end for a Q&A session.

RSVP to June 3rd
RSVP to August 3rd

 

 

Academic Workshops: Prior registration required

Registration Links Below

 

Wednesday, August 11th, 1:00 – 2:00: Study Skills and How to Read a College Textbook Workshop
This workshop will teach strategies for reading a college textbook and learning notetaking/study methods for better understanding and retention of material.
Registration Link

 

Thursday, August 12th, 1:00 – 2:00: Time Management, Organization and Syllabus Workshop
This workshop will focus on how to set yourself up for academic success by learning “tried and true” strategies for time management and organization. It all begins with the Syllabus. 
Registration Link

 

Tuesday, August 17th, 1:00 – 2:00: Time Management, Organization and Syllabus Workshop
This workshop will focus on how to set yourself up for academic success by learning “tried and true” strategies for time management and organization. It all begins with the Syllabus. 
Registration Link

 

Wednesday, August 18th, 1:00 – 2:00: Study Skills and How to Read a College Textbook Workshop
This workshop will teach strategies for reading a college textbook and learning notetaking/study methods for better understanding and retention of material. 
Registration Link

 

 

Covid-19 Information

AccessAbility Services will be available Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm via email, phone, or video meetings. If you call the office, please make sure to leave a message if your call is not answered as we are unable to see missed calls. Please make sure to provide your name, reason for calling, and phone number so that we can have the most appropriate staff member return your call.

Testing Accommodations: Should you receive testing accommodations, you will need to touch base with your faculty member in advance of the exam to request that they extend your timing online. Most faculty members will be using Blackboard which has a built-in feature to extend your time. In case you want to know more, here is a link that explains the process to faculty members: Test Availability Exceptions

Academic Support: We recognize this can be a stressful and challenging change for each of you. As you begin to learn how your class will be structured, please do not hesitate to schedule a meeting with one of the Learning Specialists in AccessAbility Services. Learning Specialists will continue to be available during this time remotely through WebEx appointments. If you currently have a meeting scheduled, you will receive an email from your learning specialist inviting you to a video meeting. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please give the office a call at 203-837-8225.

Campus Academic Support: AccessAbility Services will continue to officer assistance on time management and organization skills, however, if you need more tailored support for a particular class, the following campus support services will continue to provide assistance remotely; Tutoring Resource Center, Writing Center, Math Clinic, and the Ancell Learning Commons. Please note that some of the schedules and availability of these support services may be different and/or limited. Please check the following website for constantly updated information and instructions. Library Continuity

Additional Accommodations: The switch to online classes is an opportunity for you to reevaluate your accommodation needs. Should you have any new needs or unexpected challenges due to the change to an online environment, please do not hesitate to request additional reasonable accommodations. Students looking to request additional accommodations should email aas@wcsu.edu outlining their accommodation request. A staff member will respond to have the student participate in an interactive virtual conversation regarding their needs.