About the CFA

Mission Statement

CFA Logo The Center For Accessibility at Atlantic Cape Community College exists to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in educational and co-curricular offerings by providing reasonable and ethical accommodations consistent with ADA guidelines utilizing an individualized, student-centered approach; modeling best practices through training, collaboration and engagement within the campus communities.

Center for Accessibility Staff

Employee Name & Title Phone Number Email Address

Jesse Kurtz
Senior Manager, Digital Accessibility

(609) 343-5622


Kathleen Piontkowski

 (609) 343-5766


Juliana Torres Santiago
Office Coordinator

(609) 343-5680



Mr. Kurtz serves as Senior Manager, Digital Accessibility, Center for Accessibility, at Atlantic Cape Community College.  Mr. Kurtz conducts extensive web accessibility testing, provides personalized digital accessibility training, and performs remediation of digital content on behalf of Atlantic Cape’s Center for Accessibility.  He holds his M.S. in Computer Science from Rowan University.   Over the years Mr. Kurtz has accumulated hours of training and professional development in regard to accessibility testing, including WCAG compliance, digital content creation, and solution evaluation.

Prior to his current assignment in 2021, Mr. Kurtz served as Senior Manager, Web Systems and Marketing in Atlantic Cape’s College Relations department where he managed the college website and led web accessibility efforts. 

Mr. Kurtz provides technical guidance on Atlantic Cape’s Consent Decree Task Force and Technology Committee.  He is an adjunct instructor of Computer Information and Office Management Systems. Mr. Kurtz has taught web design classes and mentored students in Atlantic Cape’s Workforce Development entrepreneur course.   He is an adviser to the Community for the Differently Abled (CDA) Club.  

Mr. Kurtz is an instructor for the CFA’s following training offerings: 

  • Assistive Technology in the Learning Environment
  • Creating Accessible Documents
  • Digital Accessibility & Cascade CMS
  • Introduction to Web Accessibility

Ms. Piontkowski is the Counselor in the Center for Accessibility at Atlantic Cape Community College.  She holds a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling-Clinical Mental Health Track from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science from Rowan University. 

Ms. Piontkowski joined the Center for Accessibility in Spring 2022.  Prior to her current role she was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI).  Ms. Piontkowski has extensive experience working with individuals that have barriers in their way of achieving their academic and vocational goals. 

If you would like to schedule a time to talk to Ms. Piontkowski you can schedule appointments with her by using this Calendly link.

Juliana Torres Santiago is the Office Coordinator for the Center For Accessibility. Juliana is an instructor for the CFA's "Accommodations at Atlantic Cape" training offering. She also represents the department in various presentations and speaking engagements. She is an alumni of Atlantic Cape, in which she earned 3 associate degrees. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelors in Liberal Arts with a Minor in Disability Studies. Being a disabled student herself, she is a strong advocate for our students in the Center For Accessibility. 

Accommodation Process

Find out more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply for accommodations.

Resources & Services

Atlantic Cape students have access to academic accommodations depending on their eligibility and needs. We also offer a large array of technologies and software programs to help them succeed in the classroom.


Atlantic Cape's Center for Accessibility is proud to offer a catalog of training offerings to Atlantic Cape faculty and staff to advance their knowledge and understanding of accessibility and accommodations.