The University Faculty Senate Committee on Disabilities Issues
The City University of New York

Enabling Access to Excellence

Disability Awareness Celebration at Baruch College
 April 22, 2004

We are pleased to be part of this program that is co-sponsored by
Baruch College’s Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP), The CUNY University Faculty Senate (UFS), and the CUNY Office of University Relations.  Thank you for stopping at our table.

Some Basic Concepts...

People without disabilities have a variety of learning styles. Many people without apparent disabilities have disabilities.  Thinking about the individual and universal design helps everyone, not only people with disabilities.

Our Growing CUNY Access Website

Our committee’s CUNY Access website is .  The sitemap is at  Please explore the site and share with us any resources and listings we should add.  We would like this site to continue to grow and become a comprehensive resource on disabilities issues within CUNY.  Please contact Syd Lefkoe at with additions and suggestions for the site.


Handouts at our table include the following:

1) The sitemap for our website  – from :
To give you an idea of the range of related resources and listings available on the site.

 2) Our Recent Focus Group Report (January 2004) on Disabilities Issues:
On December 16, 2003, The University Faculty Senate Committee on Disabilities Issues held a Focus Group to assist with the University's preparation of the disabilities issues section of CUNY's Regents Master Plan.  The cross-campus group of participants explored a wide range of topics and made many recommendations for that report as well as for the enhancement of CUNY policies and procedures. Categories addressed included: Facilities, Curricula, Technology, Employment, and Policy. Each section of the report details: Barriers, Recommended CUNY Actions, and Recommended State Actions.

A copy of the report is on our web site in the pdf version at and in the html version at .

Book with Contributions by Professor Susan O’Malley, Chair of the
CUNY University Faculty Senate

Also featured at our table is Disabled, Female, and Proud! Stories of Ten Women With Disabilities, a book including contributions by Professor Susan O’Malley, Chair of the CUNY University Faculty Senate (UFS), and Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College.  Author is Harilyn Rousso, with Susan Gushee O'Malley and Mary Severance.

>> This summary is also available at our table in limited quantity in Braille and on diskette. <<

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