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  • 14th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference 2023

    Two-day Virtual Event on ZoomThursday, April 27thFriday, April 28th Call for Proposals Proposals are due by February 28th. Presentations will be 60 minutes long along with an extra 15 minutes for questions and answers (total 75 minutes). You will be notified by the committee regarding the acceptance of your proposal…

  • 13th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference

    Two years after the start of an unprecedented pandemic and resultant transitions nationwide, we are returning to our foundation. The conference theme for 2022 is The State of Accessibility: Are we living up to the promise of compliance and the law? With this theme we hope to reflect topics such…

  • Notice:Kurzweil 3000 iPad application will retire!

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    Kurzweil Education will be officially retiring the Kurzweil 3000 iPad application on July 1st, 2021.

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CUNY Assistive Technology Services

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What is CATS?
CUNY Assistive Technology Services (CATS) is a team of assistive technology specialists with our goal to stay on the forefront of assistive technology, providing support for those technologies, to all students attending the various CUNY colleges.

CATS(website) is an online resource for CUNY’s assistive technology professionals. We provide a unified channel of information on best practices, emerging technologies and tested solutions that provide access to CUNY students with disabilities.Learn more about CATS

Media Accessibility Project

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What is MAP?
The Media Accessibility Project is a special project funded by the CUNY Council on Student Disability Issues (COSDI) to provide training and engage with faculty, instructional designers, and other content producers to maximize accessibility in online, hybrid, and traditional learning spaces and courses. Learn more about MAP

UDL² Project

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What is UDL²?
The Universal Design Learning and Leadership (UDL²) initiative is a project housed out of Hostos Community College’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) in partnership with the CUNY Central Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives. It is operated by a diverse group of paid ‘student-colleagues’ who are given the opportunity to elevate their leadership skills while promoting positive university-wide awareness around disability empowerment. Learn more about UDL².

Digital Accessiblity

Accessibility in higher education ensures that any student can access digital content and information regardless of ability or disability. Accessible course content plays a huge role in Universal Design, as it removes barriers for every student. Even so, students with disabilities are the primary audience, as inaccessible course content can be a major obstacle in the learning process.

Learn about Laws Regarding Accessibility

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, or system used to increase, maintain, or improve access to information or facilities for individuals with disabilities.