Office of Accessibility Services

Contact Us

The Office of Accessibility Services
Room L.66.00 
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 
Phone: 212.237.8031
Fax: 212.237.8144  

Office Hours 
 Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
 Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Wed: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Only when classes are in session

All Information is Confidential

Questions and Comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Malaine Clark at mclarke@jjay.cuny.edu or - 212-621-4101

John Jay’s Accessibility Services provides comprehensive access to support services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illnesses and psychological impairments. To learn more about what defines a disability, click here.

It is our responsibility to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to services and are not discriminated against because of a disability.

The Office of Accessibility Services functions to assist students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. Services provided are designed to encourage independence and self- advocacy, backed by a comprehensive system of support services.

Agency Based Voter Registration Site

The Office of Accessibility Services(OAS) is an agency based voter registration site. Students will be offered the opportunity to register to vote. There is no obligation to register to vote and the student's decision will have no affect on accommodations offered by OAS. If you need assistance, visit our office. For more information go to State Board of Election (SBOE) home page at www.elections.ny.gov .

Linking Employment Academics and Disability Services (LEADS)

Linking Employment Academics and Disability Services (LEADS) is the component of the Office of Accessibility Services which monitors the vocational growth of students registered with the department. Students have the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive workshops, resume/cover letter development, mock interviews, internship opportunities in their prospective fields, part/full- time job placement, and referrals for appropriate interviewing attire. To schedule an appointment with the LEADS Advisor, contact Mr. Johnson at 212.484.1342 or by email at laqjohnson@jjay.cuny.edu.

Accessibility Services Academic Plan (ASAP)

The Accessibility Services Academic Plan (ASAP) is created to improve students’ academic achievement through advising and accountability. The Office of Accessibility Services can assist you in reaching your educational goal; we can only accomplish this with your full cooperation, hard work, and dedication. To schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Vasquez at 212.237.8031 or by email at cvasquez@jjay.cuny.edu. At your appointment the case advisor and you will review and discuss your academic transcript to determine a course of action for future semesters.

Non-Discrimination of Students on the Basis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions

The CUNY Policy on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Against Sexual Harassment prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”). Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and related conditions—in educational programs and activities that are eligible for federal funding.

Students needing assistance can seek accommodations from the Office of Accessibility Services through the Accessibility Services Interim Director Malaine Clarke at maclarke@jjay.cuny.edu and 212-237-8031, NB office L.66. Students may also consult with the Title IX Coordinator Silvia Montalban regarding this policy at smontalban@jjay.cuny.edu and 646-557-4409.

Attached is a copy of U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 C.F.R. Section 106.40(b) concerning pregnancy and related conditions. For more information regarding Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, you can access materials from the National Women’s Law Center at www.nwlc.org/pregnantandparentingstudents