The Accessibility Services Team, which includes members of the Dean of Students Office and Library Information & Technology Services, addresses reading and writing challenges faced by students with various learning differences and disabilities.  The team coordinates resources through the use of a number of assistive technologies to provide coursework materials in alternate formats.  Services include:

  • Assistance with setting up memberships with Bookshare and Learning Ally (both provide books in audio format—students will need to purchase annual individual memberships and reader software)
  • Contacting publishers to inquire about and obtain books and textbooks in electronic formats (audio files)
  • Scanning books and articles to create audio files
  • Text to speech software on all computer lab machines
  • Screen magnification software on all computer lab machines
  • A magnifying machine for reading located in the library (primarily for students with visual impairments)
  • Laptop loans to students for usage in taking essay formatted exams (loaned to students through the Dean of Students Office)
  • Access to Dragon Naturally Speaking software which converts speech to text (available on laptops loaned by the Dean of Students Office)
  • Assistive Resources at Burke Library https://libguides.hamilton.edu/accessibility 

For more information contact Allen Harrison at aharriso@hamilton.edu.


Allen Harrison

Assistant Dean of Students for International Students and Accessibility

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