CARDS Summer 2023 Information
The Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) serves students with permanent and temporary disabilities (examples of various disability types include visual, mobility, hearing, chronic medical illnesses, learning, ADD/ADHD, psychological, and cognitive conditions). CARDS works to support students with disabilities and ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to provide programmatic and physical access. CARDS encourages all students with visible or invisible disabilities to self-identify and register with our office. This information is intended for all currently matriculated or visiting undergraduate students. If you are interested in seeking accommodations for Barnard's summer Pre College Program, please contact Kylene Planer at email@example.com or 646-745-8303.
Meet the CARDS Team
The CARDS Office is made up of six full time staff who provide operational and case management support as well as part time test proctors, graduate assistants, and student workers who support students, faculty, and campus partners with accessibility on campus.
Information for Current Barnard College or Columbia University Students
If you are a Barnard College student already registered with CARDS and wish to use your academic accommodations during your summer courses, please know that the process will be the same as during the academic year. You may request accommodations in AIM once the Summer term is live. You may also schedule exams and access any notes for summer courses in AIM as you would during the Fall and Spring terms. If you are a current Columbia University student and are registered with the Columbia Office of Disability Services, please be in contact with them to request accommodations that you may need in Barnard summer term courses.
If you are planning to live on campus during the summer term, and have already been approved by CARDS for housing accommodations through the Pre Lottery housing accommodation process, please know that ResLife is aware of those approved accommodations and will factor them in when assigning your housing placement. All summer housing assignments will have both kitchen access and AC. If you have not been approved for housing accommodations for the upcoming academic year, are planning to live on campus over the summer, and have an additional housing accommodation request beyond kitchen access or AC, (for example, single room, close proximity, or a support animal) please submit both a summer housing accommodation request application and supporting documentation no later than April 14th, 2023 for CARDS to evaluate your request. Please be aware that for support animal requests, there are additional steps that must be completed before your animal can move into campus housing. Please be in touch with CARDS for more information.
Information for Visiting Undergraduate Students from institutions other than Barnard or Columbia
If you are attending a Summer course at Barnard and wish to receive academic and/or housing accommodations, please complete a student application, submit appropriate disability-related documentation, and schedule an intake meeting with our Summer Term CARDS coordinator, Nikki Roderman (virtual appointments are available). If you are a non-matriculated Barnard student and receive accommodations at your home institution, an Accommodations Verification Letter from the Disability Service office at that institution may suffice for documentation purposes. Accommodations are not retroactive, so it's best to be in touch with CARDS as soon as possible to set up accommodations early if you wish to be able to use them in your summer courses.
If you are a student planning to live on campus for the summer sessions and need any disability-related accommodations for your housing assignment, please note that all housing assignments for the summer term will have access to a kitchen as well as AC. If you have an additional housing accommodation request beyond these adjustments there is an additional Housing Accommodation Application that you will need to submit in order for your request to be considered. Please submit your CARDS registration, summer housing accommodation request application, and any supporting documentation by April 14th, 2023.
Please note that supporting documentation must be received no later than April 14th, 2023 in order to allow CARDS staff time to review and work with Residential Life to determine possible options. We encourage you to submit the form and documentation as soon as you know that you've been admitted and if you have any housing needs.
Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS)
101 Altschul Hall
Class of 2027 Incoming Students
For more information about our office, visiting campus, or the services we provide, please visit our Prospective Students page!
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