Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)


Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC staff works closely with faculty and external resources to provide appropriate and effective academic accommodations to students with disabilities here at Hostos. Below are some examples of campus accommodations that registered ARC students may receive based on their individual needs.

 •         Testing Accommodations may include extra time, alternate testing location, use of a reader and/or scribe, use of Assistive Technology,
enlarged print or alternate text format exams.
•         Private Accessible computer lab access.
•         Recording device or laptop use in class.
•         Access to one-on-one and/or small group tutoring or tutoring in a distraction-free environment.
•         Sign Language Interpreter.
•         Reading Software.
•         Large print or other alternate text formats.
•         Classes relocated to accessible locations.
•         Other academic accommodations specific to student disability.

 In addition to planning and coordinating accommodations, students are given the opportunity to grow through campus and CUNY-wide activities where they can build relationships and be introduced to job opportunities.

CUNY LEADS
CUNY LEADS is a program established to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs. This exciting program is free of charge for eligible candidates and available on all CUNY campuses. Each campus has a LEADS counselor that collaborates with campus departments, agencies, and businesses to provide career guidance and support to students.

 ADA Part-Time TAP
Traditionally TAP funding is only for full-time students, however, ADA Law permits that students who present disability limitations may qualify for ADA TAP funding if their limitations warrant a part-time schedule.

Priority Registration
Students who are registered with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) are eligible to register for classes ahead of other Hostos Students. Priority registration is instrumental for students that would like a head start on organizing their semester’s schedule in relation to their individualized needs. 

How to contact the Center
The main telephone number is (718) 518-4454. You can also find more information on the ARC department website here: Accessibility Resource Center (ARC).

Center Location
The ARC office is located in the Savoy Building, Room 101-L. Both the building and the service and accommodation provision areas are accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs.

For more information, contact:
Raymond Perez, Director
Building D, Room 101-L
Telephone: (718) 518-4454
Email: arc@hostos.cuny.edu