Accessibility Services

Accommodations for equal access

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, all students, with or without disabilities, are entitled to equal access to the programs and activities of LIM College.

If a student believes they have a disabling condition that may interfere with their ability to access and/or participate in the activities, coursework, testing and assessment, or other requirements of a course, they may be entitled to non-retroactive accommodations.

The Assistant Director of DEI and Accessibility will work with students on academic and non-academic accommodations for qualified students with a disability. Some examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to: extended time on tests, testing in an alternate location, copies of class notes, access to specialized computer software, books in alternate formats, and accommodations in College-affiliated housing. 

A student will not be able to receive accommodations for a disability at LIM College unless they choose to disclose this information to accessibility services staff and formally register for services. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact accessibility services staff as soon as possible upon enrolling at LIM College.

More detailed information on LIM College’s policies and procedures relative to accessibility services can be found in the Accessibility Services Handbook.

To register for accessibility services, students must submit documentation of their disability or medical condition documentation to Accessibility Services. That documentation will be reviewed by the Assistant Director of DEI and Accessibility, and then the Assistant Director of DEI and Accessibility will conduct an intake interview with the student.

Once a student registers with Accessibility Services, an academic accommodation letter will be generated and sent to the student. It is the student's responsibility to distribute their academic accommodation letter, which includes non-retroactive accommodations, to their professors.

Formal documentation must be from a licensed medical and/or mental health provider and/or a qualified evaluator who is currently treating or who has assessed the student with a disability. Documentation should be current, generally no more than three years old. IEPs are acceptable, but documentation should also include other professional reports such as psychological evaluations, educational evaluations, neuropsychological exams, and/or physician reports and letters whenever possible. Depending on the documentation provided, accessibility services staff may require further and/or more recent evaluative documents. In general, documentation should include at least the following:

  • Signed consent for release of medical and/or mental health records and information
  • Psychoeducational Assessment, IEP, and/or a medical report from a licensed medical and/or mental health provider and/or qualified evaluator detailing learning or other disabilities
  • The specific diagnosis or diagnoses constituting the disability/disabilities
  • The medical and/or educational history related to the disability/disabilities
  • The level of severity of the condition and anticipated changes to the condition, including any functional limitations and expected duration of the condition, etc., if applicable
  • The date of the initial disability diagnosis and any changes in the condition since initial diagnosis
  • Any current medications and treatment
  • Recommended academic and/or non-academic accommodations

If you have any questions about accessibility services or accommodations, or if you would like to make an appointment to speak confidentially to a member of the accessibility services staff, please email

The Student Affairs Office is located on the mezzanine level of Maxwell Hall (216 East 45th Street).