• For LaGuardia Faculty

       There’s a Deaf/hard-of-hearing student in my class…what does that

       The Program for Deaf Adults (PDA) was established at LaGuardia Community
       College in 1975 to meet the needs of Deaf/hard-of-hearing students in
       post-secondary education. PDA offers a variety of support services to enable
       Deaf and hard-of-hearing students to participate in a mainstream environment
       and to achieve their potential. PDA also recognizes many faculty members,
       especially those new to LAGCC, may never have had the experience of
       teaching a Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing student.

       It is PDA’s goal to work with faculty to provide access to the classroom for
       Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students, as well as make this experience as
       comfortable and rewarding for everyone involved. Please take the time to read
       this information sheet; it will answer many of the questions or concerns you
       may have.

       Reasonable Accommodations and Equal Access
       In order that students may have a fair chance of academic success, without
       being unduly penalized because of a disability, Deaf/HH students are
       entitled to certain accommodations or modifications of standard classroom

       These accommodations include: sign language interpreters; note takers;
       captionists; captioned material; assistive technology; Academic Peer
       Instruction; and testing accommodations.

       check_markSign Language Interpreter 

       check_markNote Takers 


       check_markCaptioned Material 

       check_markAssisting Technology 

       check_markAcademic Peer Instructor 

       check_markTesting Accommodations 

    We hope that this information is helpful to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, click here for CUNY'S Reasonable Accommodations Faculty Guide.

    For issues concerning advisement, note takers, captionists, assistive technology, API, or testing accommodations, please contact Kim Lucas. For interpreter issues, please contact Jane Rizzuto. 


    Program for Deaf Adults 

    Mailing Address:
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room C-203
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    29-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101

     (718) 482-5324 Voice
     (917) 832-1207 VP
     (718) 609-2069 Fax

         Sue Livingston, PhD
         Professor, Basic Skills
     (718) 482-5621
    thumb_email  slivings@lagcc.cuny.edu 

         Kim Lucas, MA
         Academic Advisor/Coordinator of Accommodation Support Servicea
     (917) 832-1203 VP
    thumb_email  kimluc@lagcc.cuny.edu 

         Jane Rizzuto, MBA
         Coordinator Interpreter
     (718) 482-5309 Voice
    thumb_email  jrizzuto@lagcc.cuny.edu