Accessibility For Students
Under the leadership of Director Jodi Foley, Accessibility Services guides students through the process of obtaining reasonable accommodations for academic, housing and dining needs.
The College will provide accommodations and services after a student has completed the interactive process with Accessibility Services: Apply for accommodation
Contact Information: 413-542-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reasonable Accommodations: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amherst College will provide reasonable accommodations to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable such person to perform essential job functions and/or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment, so long as such accommodation does not impose an undue burden on the College.
Contact Information: 413-542-2372 or email@example.com
Physical Accessibility of the Campus
To request service: contact the Facilities Service Center
To Report an Emergency After Hours: 413-542-2291; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction: notices and updates
Adverse Weather: weather closings or delays are posted to My Amherst and on the Snow Line at 413-542-7669
Accessible Parking: Our campus map identifies locations of accessible parking. Visitors to campus with any official state-issued Handicapped placards are permitted to park in any marked handicapped spot on campus without obtaining any additional permits from Amherst College.
Event Locations: Our list of event locations includes notes on wheelchair accessibility. Spaces are accessible unless otherwise noted.
Library Accessibility Information: The Library is committed to making its collections and services as accessible as possible and will provide assistance to anyone requiring it.
Amherst is committed to digital accessibility. An IT working group meets regularly to assess technology and web accessibility at the College, and to recommend and implement improvements. Amherst is also part of the Five College Consortium’s accessibility committee, which recently administered a multi-year grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to improve accessibility of technology resources. At Amherst, this has included enhanced staff training around web accessibility and creating accessible electronic materials of various formats. We welcome feedback from our community to help us continually improve. Accessibility-related questions, requests, and issues regarding this website or digital access in general can be submitted by email to AskIT@amherst.edu or by contacting the IT Help Desk at 413-542-2526.
Almost all Amherst College pages have links especially for users of screen-readers. In addition to “Skip” links that will take you directly to the main content of the page, tabbing into a page will provide the option to enable “Enhanced Accessibility Mode,” which offers a more text-based display.
We provide an A-Z Site Index page and a complete list of Offices & Departments.
Keyboard shortcuts for video players: please refer to this list of YouTube keyboard shortcuts, and for videos hosted by this website, this list of JWPlayer keyboard shortcuts.
Resources for Instructors & Content Creators
Our Accessible Information Technology site contains tips, standards, and resources for making digital material and information more accessible to more users.
Making Web Pages Accessible: Accessible web pages benefit everyone. Learn how to make your web pages accessible.
Center for Teaching and Learning: Syllabi Resources including suggested accessibility statements and how to create an accessible syllabus.
The 2017 Dean's Retreat on Inclusive Pedagogy focused on disability and accessibility.
Faculty Guide to Accessibility Services