Two students walk on either side of a third student using a motorized wheelchair under the arches of UAlbany's Uptown Campus. Two students walk on either side of a third student using a motorized wheelchair under the arches of UAlbany's Uptown Campus.

Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services (DAISS)

Whether your disability is visible or invisible, we are here to help. 

Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services (DAISS) supports and empowers students by cultivating an accessible and inclusive living and learning environment at the University at Albany. Note: Our office was formerly called the Disability Resource Center (DRC). 

We take a student-centered approach while determining reasonable accommodations, teaching college skills, fostering self-advocacy and educating the UAlbany community. 

Students registered with DAISS should log into Accommodate for all requests related to approved accommodations, including accessing your letters, signing up for exams and requesting textbooks. 

 

Make a Virtual Appointment 

Request an appointment. 

Due to limited staff and high volume of requests, please allow a few days for us to get back to you. 

Until further notice, all appointments are administered via Zoom. In-person appointments are not available at this time. 

During the Fall and Spring Semesters, appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the last appointment of the day starting at 3 p.m. During Summer Sessions, appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday, with the last appointment of the day starting at 3 p.m.

We offer hour-long and 30-minute slots. Please always allow up to an hour for registration appointments.

Anyone is welcome to request an appointment, including current students, new students, prospective students and their families. Faculty and staff may also request an appointment. 
 

Attend our Virtual Drop-in Hours 

Use drop-in hours to ask questions about accommodations, procedures, appointment confirmations, and quick tips. Drop-in hours cannot be used for academic coaching or registration. 

  • Monday: 11 a.m. to noon

  • Tuesday: Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Wednesday: 1 to 2 p.m. (Cancelled on 6/22/22)

  • Thursday: 2 to 3 p.m. (Cancelled on 6/23/22)

  • Friday: 3 to 4 p.m. (Cancelled on 6/17, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, and 7/22/22)

Join our drop-in hours on Zoom. To protect everyone's privacy, you’ll be placed in a waiting room until it’s your turn to speak with a staff member. 

In the event we need to cancel our drop-in hours, we will post the news on the UAlbany DAISS Facebook page

 

Contact DAISS

We strongly recommend contacting DAISS by email, as our small staff is not always available by phone.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 518-442-5501

Fax: 518-442-5400 (Note: due to technical issues, we are not able to receive faxes during June 2022)

Hours of Operation:

  • Fall & Spring Semesters: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Fall & Spring Finals: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

  • Summer Session: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • Winter Session: Please email us.

Location: Campus Center 130, Uptown Campus (Note: our offices are being renovated and we will be closed for the duration of June 2022)