Accessibility Resources

Nick stone riding tricycle outside Jarvis Hall.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is committed to ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all members of the UB community, including any students, faculty, staff and community members with disabilities.

Members of the SEAS community may contact Monica Vacanti at mvacanti@buffalo.edu or 645-0800 if reasonable accommodation is needed to perform essential job functions, to participate in SEAS activities, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Liesl Folks.

We envision a future in which all people, with and without disabilities, are fully included, participating, and valued members of our campus community and their professional communities. We aim to provide equitable access to support and services that reflect the preferences and values of diverse communities and that lead to productive, healthy and enjoyable UB experiences."

Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Campus Resources

UB is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities, including physical access to programs and reasonable accommodations for members of the university community. See the UB policy on Reasonable Accommodation.

  • 6/10/19

    UB's Student Life Gateway coordinates reasonable accommodations for equitable access to UB for students with disabilities. Learn about email accessibility resources, how to request accommodations and more.

  • 6/14/19

    Need on-campus housing accommodations? Submit a request to the Housing Operations office, as early in the application process as possible. 

  • 6/14/19

    Scholarships are available for UB students with disabilities. See if you qualify.

  • 3/22/19

    Located within UB's School of Architecture and Planning, the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) focuses on research, development, education, dissemination, and design projects related to universal design.

  • 3/22/19

    Located within UB's College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Disability Studies has both academic and community goals. It seeks to promote and be a forum for academic research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences and to facilitate the integration of people with disabilities into the community.

  • 4/18/19

    UB is committed to ensuring that everyone can access all that we have to offer. 

    Visit the Accessibility at UB website to see our policies, learn about electronic and physical accessibility on campus, and how UB is striving to provide seamless inclusion for everyone.

Western New York Community Resources

  • Western New York Independent Living Inc. - A family of agencies that provides a full range of assistance, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities.
  • Niagara frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) - Metro's Paratransit Access Line (PAL) Service - The Paratransit Access Line is a shared ride service that provides origin-to-destination transportation for paratransit eligible individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Paratransit Access Line makes provisions to ensure that each passenger gets from his/her point of origin to his/her point of destination.
  • Olmstead Center for Sight - Organization that assists those who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence. Services include: orientation and mobility, instruction, an Early Education Program, rehabilitation, vision clinic, and resource center.
  • The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) - enhances employability to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capabilities and strengths of people who are legally blind.
  • Erie County, NY Office for People with Disabilities (ECOPD) - The ECOPD serves as a clearinghouse for information on programs and services made available to citizens with disabilities by Erie County and through affiliated agencies. The ECOPD also advocates for inclusion and positive change on behalf of the disabled community.