Accessibility Resources

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Accessibility Resources is UB’s Center for coordinating services and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to ensure their equitable access to all programs, services, and benefits of the University through individualized review, planning and collaborative implementation across campus. Providing a safe, welcoming, and comfortable approach that values disability as a vital contribution to diversity, we put meaningful participation opportunity into practice.

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Office Information

University at Buffalo
60 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2608; Fax: (716) 645-3116

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Testing Hours – Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday 8:30 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Testing Hours — Summer and Winter

During normal business hours

Directions to the Accessibility Resources Office

The Accessibility Resources office is located on the ground floor of Capen Hall, in room 60, on the North Campus. Capen Hall is located adjacent to Flint Loop, on Putnam Way. To get to our office:

From Flint Loop (South side of Capen Hall)

  1. Enter the building on the right side
  2. Take the stairs or elevator down one level to the ground floor
  3. Turn left out of the elevator and proceed through the lobby area, then make one more turn to the left and follow the corridor to the end
  4. Enter our office through the double doors at the end of the corridor

From Putnam Way (North side of Capen Hall)

  1. Enter the building in the front (from the doors facing Putnam Way) or from the doors on the right side of the building adjacent the loading and parking area
  2. Take the corridor from the right side of the lobby
  3. Enter our office through the double doors at the end of the corridor

Meet Our Staff

Randy Borst, Director

M.S., Counseling - Purdue University

Randy has more than 25 years of experience directing disability service programs in postsecondary education. He also has an extensive history of volunteer leadership in community organizations, government services and professional-membership associations, including serving on the Board of Directors for People Inc.

Kristin Harte, Associate Director of Transition and Access

M.S. and C.A.S., School Counseling - Niagara University

An active member of the local community, Kristin worked as a school counselor at Stella Niagara Education Park before coming to UB.

Sue Mann Dolce, Associate Director of Consultation and Research

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science - University at Buffalo, OTR/L, RYT

Sue’s areas of interest and research include participation, disability studies and collaborative programming, as well as universal design and programming (including Universal Yoga). She enjoys working with all members of the UB community to learn about, design and implement education and participation opportunities for everyone. Sue is also a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Holly Johnson, Auxiliary Aids and Services Coordinator

M.F.A., Media Study - University at Buffalo

Holly uses her background in educational technology and accessible interface design to support students’ efforts to access information, and communicate effectively using a variety of assistive technologies and services. She has been part of the UB community since 2002, first as a graduate student, and then as a researcher, adjunct instructor and staff member.

Laurie Faso, Program Aide

B.S., Accounting - The State University of New York at Fredonia

Laurie has more than 20 years of secretarial experience in an institutional setting, and is also a certified EMT.

Tina Oddo, Director, Client Service, Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)

M.A., Occupational Therapy with a concentration in Physical Disabilities and ACT

Tina has worked extensively in the field of assistive technology, directing and managing projects related to assistive technology for persons of all ages.

Megan Vaughan, Exam and Classroom Support Coordinator

B.A., Sociology and Communication Studies – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Megan has over ten years of experience in direct services and project management. Prior to becoming a part of the University at Buffalo, she was a Program Manager for the National MS Society and a Project Manager for the NYS Area Health Education Center System. 

Legal Basis

The University at Buffalo is subject to various legal requirements regarding accommodations. Please read UB’s Reasonable Accommodations Policy to learn more. If you have a concern about accessibility at UB, please contact Accessibility Resources.

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