Assistive Technology is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. CUNY CIS, in conjunction with each campus’ Office for Student Disabilities, provides funding and support for assistive technologies such as screen enlargement/screen reading software for students with visual impairments, hardware devices like enhanced keyboards and alternate input devices for students with physical disabilities as well as various software for students with learning disabilities.

The CUNY Assistive Technology Services (CATS) website is available at:

The IT Accessibility Resources and Information site provides resources and information on technology accessibility for students, faculty, and staff at The City University of New York (CUNY)

The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) consists of commodity cluster-based supercomputers that support interactive as well as batch computing and visualization. The HPPC is for use by faculty and students. The facility is accessible from all campuses through the CUNY network and is located on the campus of the College of Staten Island.

The HPCC supports the scientific computing needs of university faculty, student, staff, and their public and private sector partners. The center creates opportunities for the CUNY research community to develop new partnerships with the government and private sectors and leverage the HPCC’s capabilities to acquire additional research resources for its faculty and graduate students in existing and major new programs.

Visit the HPCC website for more information.

In 2002, the CUNY Board of Trustees established a technology, fee aka “tech fee”, to improve or enhance computer services for each campuses student body. This includes the acquisition, installation and maintenance of computer systems/networks, wireless networks, internet support, printers, scanners and library services. Every year, each campus is required to establish a Student Technology Fee Committee and develop a tech fee plan. Each campus committee must have significant student representation. Campus plans can be found on the following websites: