Accessibility Services and Resources
In the evening, if you wish to be escorted to classes, the library or your campus residence, you may call the Walk Service. Questions regarding the service should be directed to 632-6337, if help is needed.
If you plan to live on campus and require accessibility features in your dorm, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your individual housing needs with Disability Support Services. Contact Disability Support Services soon after you are notified of your admission to Stony Brook, and together with the Division of Campus Residences an evaluation can be made of the housing accommodations that are necessary to meet your needs. After this evaluation has been completed, Campus Residences will assign a room that most suitably meets those needs.
Please note that ALL housing applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, it is imperative that students requiring campus accommodations complete the application and return it along with the housing deposit.
Please contact Campus Residences at 632-6750 (V/TTY) should you have any questions regarding campus housing.
Library and Technical Support
To assist students with disabilities, the Health Science Library and the Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library on campus offer specialized facilities, equipment and services. The Melville Library's Special Equipment Room is located just inside the arch next to the Reference Desk in the Central Reading Room. Specialized equipment includes: a computer with internet access and a printer, a reading machine, Zoom Text Xtra low vision software, Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking, and a magnification machine.
Accessible computer sites (SINC) are available throughout campus.
Library services for students with disabilities include the paging of books from the stacks (upon presentation of the call numbers to the Circulation Desk) and photocopying of periodical articles (upon presentation of call numbers and periodical article citations to the Photocopy Service Desk.) Library tours are available on request for students with disabilities. For assistance, contact the liaison person for Library Services for students with disabilities at 632-1151.
Physical Education / Adapted Aquatics
The Physical Education department and Disability Support Services will work with students who need accommodations to participate in physical education classes. The Physical Education department offers three courses (PEC 225, 226 and 229) in Adapted Aquatics. These courses prepare University students to teach swimming to individuals with disabilities. Stony Brook students who have physical and/or multiple disabilities will be able to enroll in the program and be taught aquatic skills by student Peer Educators.