Student Resources

The Accessibility Services team 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)
  • An Intel Reader for immediate conversion of text to speech (loaned to students through ITS)
  • 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)

Additional Resources

  • We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.
  • Accredited Schools Online provides a guide for disabled students and their parents to better understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to a postsecondary education.
  • Hamilton College Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act/Rehabilitation Act
  • Assistance Animal Policy

Contact Information

Allen Harrison

Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services
Elihu Root House
315-859-4021 315-859-4077 aharriso@hamilton.edu
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