Disability Support Services for Students

Disability Support Services provides and arranges accommodations for students with permanent or temporary physical, medical, learning, and/or psychological disabilities.
Common accommodations include:
  • additional time for exams
  • alternative testing site
  • alternatively formatted texts, exams, and other classroom materials
  • assistance with and access to adaptive technologies
  • interpreters
  • note takers
  • permission to record lectures
  • preferential seating
These and other reasonable accommodations may be provided as indicated by documentation.
Disability Support Services also provides:
  •  review of previously administered diagnostic tests
  • supplemental academic advising
  • assistance in developing self-advocacy skills
  • liaison and advocacy measures with faculty and staff.

How Do I Set Up Services?

Steps for setting up services for current enrolled students with disabilities

  •  In order to receive service and supports the student needs to self-identify as a student with a disabling condition by completing the intake form located in the student AIM portal https://sierra.accessiblelearning.com/Lemoyne/
  • Once the intake is submitted, DSS sends out an email to the student to have the student upload the documentation of their disability. The documentation must be on file in the DSS office in order for students to receive accommodations (see documentation requirements ).
  • Upon receiving a student’s documentation and intake application, a file is set up in DSS. Once DSS sets up a file, a student will meet with the Director to do a formal meeting (accommodation interview) and find out which accommodations fit each individual student. Then, each semester, the Director may meet with the student with disabilities in order to adjust their academic accommodations (if necessary) for the semester, as they relate to their particular courses.
  • On some occasions, meetings are arranged between students and faculty prior to the start of classes in order to address course expectations and student needs as they relate to their disability(e.g. a student with a hearing impairment who needs to address communication issues with the professor).
  • In situations where students have a significant disability that would require special attention in the event of an emergency, appropriate offices are notified of the student’s classroom and residence hall location each semester.
  • Students and faculty may meet with the Director of Disability Support Services as needed throughout the semester with any questions or for additional assistance.

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AIM Student Portal

About AIM

Accessible Information Management (AIM) is a web-based tool for Le Moyne College students registered with the Disability Support Services. AIM currently provides students the following services:

  • Request DSS services each semester
  • Electronically e-mail accommodation letters to your professors
Logging into AIM

Use your Le Moyne College (user name) credentials to log into AIM to be taken to the online services portal and submit your requests.

Access the AIM portal

Testing Accommodations

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides testing accommodations to qualifying students. Accommodations are based upon appropriate documentation. The general procedures for arranging an accommodated exam with DSS have remained essentially the same for the past several years. Periodically, we make minor adjustments, and we want knowledge of our procedures to remain current. This ensures students receive appropriate accommodations without compromising instructors’ academic standards.

  • For each individual exam, the student must schedule by signing up online or making and appointment and obtain the testing accommodation form the DSS office. This should be done one week prior to the exam when possible. The student will receive a confirmation email once the time is confirmed.
  • The student is expected to initiate contact with the instructor for reasonable accommodations. The student should present the form to the instructor as soon as possible. If there is any reason the student is unable to take the exam at the same time as the rest of the class, alternative dates and/or times must be discussed with the faculty member. The instructor must approve of the arrangements and indicate so on the accommodation form.
  • The form is the instructor’s control over the exam and should accompany the exam in a secure manner. The instructor should indicate if the exam is open note, open book, or requires some other, specific tools or materials to complete.
  • Accommodations requested should be in accordance with those recommended by DSS and supported by documentation. Instructors may ask for a letter of verification from DSS to support the request.
  • The instructor should send the exam to the DSS office prior to the exam time. Exams can be hand-delivered, sent electronically (via fax or e-mail), or sent through campus mail. Students should not transport exams
  • Students will not be permitted to leave the testing area during the exam. Cell phones, other electronic devices, and class materials are not permitted unless the instructor dictates otherwise.
  • If, during the administration of the exam, a student violates the College's Ethical Standards in Academic Matters Policy, the instructor will be notified; he/she determines the consequences. Violating the policy can also affect the provision alternative testing as administered by the DSS. Access to testing through DSS is dependent on adherence to the policy.

Our responsibility at DSS, with respect to testing, is to provide reasonable accommodations, and to otherwise ensure the exam is conducted within parameters prescribed by the instructor.

Exam Scheduling

 For current Le Moyne College DSS and ESOL students only

Read and Write Software

Disability Support Services is excited to offer you access to the literacy software program the college has purchased. Read and Write is available on all college computers and you can download it to your own personal device/platform for free as long as you are a student at the college.

Below is a video link to help you with installing and getting started with Read and Write.  There are installation videos for your chosen platform, along with the site link to download R&W. The link we have included has videos for each platform. When you have installed R&W you will be prompted to login. You should use your Le Moyne email address to access it for free.

Record Retention

Disability Support Services maintains the safety and privacy of our students records and follows the Office of the Registrar Records Retention Policy. Records are not released without the written permission of the student.  




Noreen Reale Falcone Library
First Floor


Voice: 315-445-4118
TDD/TTY: 315-445-4014




Hours of Operation

*Hours may vary. Appointments are encouraged*

Monday-Thursday: 8:30AM-9PM (Evening exam hours start third week of Fall & Spring semester)

Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Semester breaks: Monday - Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Summer Hours Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Hours may vary. Appointments are encouraged.