Disabilities Task Force
Definition of Terms
Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) A unit within the New York State Department of Family Services that provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State. CBVH programs include: training for employment; programs for older adults; programs for children; and the Business Enterprise Program.
City University of New York (CUNY) The largest urban university in the United States and its third-largest public university system. CUNY includes 10 senior colleges, six community colleges, a four-year technical college, a doctoral-granting graduate school, a law school, an accelerated medical program and a medical school.
Degree-Granting Proprietary Colleges Sole proprietorships, associations, partnerships, or business corporations that operate for profit. They offer degrees only if the Board of Regents grants them the authority to do so. Such authorization is granted individually for each degree title.
Disability Services Coordinator The person on a campus of a postsecondary institution responsible for advocating for services for students with disabilities.
Distance Learning Formal learning activity in which the student is separated by a distance from the source of the instruction, and usually from the associated support services (e.g., library, academic advising) as well. Most but not all distance learning involves the use of one or more technological delivery systems, such as satellite delivery of video or computer communication.