What We Do

AccessAbility Services is the only designated office at Mount Holyoke College for students to voluntarily disclose a disability, submit appropriate documentation for verification, and request accommodations. The college respects the student’s right not to disclose a disability or request accommodations. This decision rests with the student. Disclosure of a disability is voluntary; however, it is important to note that the college is not responsible for providing accommodations to a student who has not provided appropriate documentation of a disability to AccessAbility Services and requested a reasonable accommodation.

Summary of Services Offered

  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Learning Specialist
  • Academic and self-advocacy counseling and coaching
  • Assistive technology
    • Kurzweil 3000 (text-reading and study skills tools)
    • JAWS (screen-reading)
    • Zoomtext (screen enlargement)
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking (voice recognition)
    • Inspiration (concept mapping)
    • Texthelp Read&Write Gold (text-reading and study skills tools)
    • Duxbury Braille Translation Software
  • Advocacy
  • Information on the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Sign language interpreters, FM, and CART
  • Referrals to other campus services
  • Exam space
  • Text in alternate format (e.g. digital text, audio, Braille, large print)
  • Accessible furniture
  • Note takers, scribes, readers
  • Foreign language and other course substitutions
  • Physical education modification or waiver
  • Housing and food accommodations/modifications
  • Consultation and professional development to campus departments