Accessibility advocates are students familiar with the Office of Accessibility Services and who serve as an additional resource for their peers with disabilities. Accessibility Advocates can assist students with the following:
- Help navigating Accessibility Services
- How to get registered
- Who to contact
- Getting needed documentation
- How to use the test center
- Practical problem solving
- Emailing specific staff with issues
- Emailing or meeting with professors
- Schedule planning
- Learning how to advocate for yourself
- Explaining disability
- How to give professors letters of disabilities
- Making needs clear
- Understanding professors expectations (e.g. student will email when misses class)
To schedule a meet-up with an Accessibility Advocate, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Meet our Accessibility Advocates
Annika Mounts is a junior neuroscience major here at Geneseo. When she isn't working as an Accessibility Advocate, you can find Annika researching drug-dna interactions or immunology, tutoring genetics, or talking about her adorable dog Beyla. In the future, Annika aims to be a pediatrician and her passion for helping others is evident in the way she advocates for students with disabilities. She has experienced the struggle of balancing academics with personal needs and understands the role accessibility plays in a student's success on campus.
Desiree Metzger is a junior psychology major here at Geneseo. When she isn’t working as an OAS peer mentor or on school work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. She loves helping people and being able to make a difference. After Geneseo she plans to get her masters degree. She hopes to be able to travel the world.
Kelleigh is a 46-year-old dynamic individual with multiple differences that engages with her environment through leadership and modeling to promote the empowerment and inclusiveness of others within both their realities and overall society. She is currently finishing her Master's Degree at the University of Buffalo and hopes to work in academic to facilitate others in reaching their highest potential.