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)
- 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