Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
2. Institutional Commitment within Postsecondary Education (continued)
New York State's colleges and universities commit to expanding access and opportunity for qualified students with
identified disabilities, and that commitment includes a powerful push toward the ongoing development of positive
campus-wide and faculty-wide attitudes toward the capabilities of students with disabilities.
Toward this end, the Task Force recommends the following strategies:
- The entire postsecondary education community, including all four sectors, works together with the vocational
rehabilitation community, and other appropriate service agencies, to expand and develop strategies to address the
increased challenges and resources associated with increased enrollment of students with disabilities.
- The Office of the Coordinator of Disability Services on each campus reports to a high-level office in the
administration, giving it a more central location and allowing others to view it as a valued program. These
services become an integrated part of other general services provided to students, such as financial aid and