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Here is a list of handy links that will educate and inform you. They have been organized into sections for your convenicene. Each link will open a new browser window.

On-Campus Information

Elisabeth Hogan, the Associate Dean of Students/Disability Services at Mount Holyoke College, is also a member of ADAPT. Her website has a wealth of useful and interesting information.
Mount Holyoke College Disability Services

John Body is the Associate Dean for Learning Skills at Mount Holyoke College and has an excellent website about the work he does on campus and also information about Learning Disabilities.
Mount Holyoke College Office of Learning Skills

If you are organizing an event at Mount Holyoke College, student programs provides a list of all of our accessible rooms.
http://ems/access.asp - Link currently broken

You can even take a virtual tour of these rooms with the Room Viewer.
Room Viewer

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Creating Accessible Websites

If you are planning or designing a website, please keep in mind ways to make your website more accessible to users with disabilities. These sites contain information on adaptive technology, as well as how to keep your website ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

How People with Disabilities Use the Web
Web Style Guide for MHC: Americans With Disabilites Act - ADA
Adaptive Technology and Higher Education
Website Usability Checklist

The following websites address specific design issues when creating web pages.

Designing Accessible Web Pages
Designing Accessible Navigation
Designing Accessible Forms
Pop-up Windows and Accessiblity

There are also several pages that tell you how to create accessible products using various software.

Macromedia Resources

How to Create Accessible Adobe PDF Files

These next pages are chock full of handy links on a number of topics.

US Government Communication and Information Technology Resources
Accessibility Resource Center
Fresno State Web Accessibility Information Resources

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Off-campus Information

In the spring of 2003, we worked to bring the Nothing to Hide exhibit to Mount Holyoke College. The exhibit is based off the book of the same name by Gigi Kaeser, Jean Beard, and Peggy Gillespie

NAMI, or the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, is an excellent resource for information on all aspects of mental illness.


DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) is an organization based out of the University of Washington that is focused on the success of students with disabilities, particularly regarding adaptive technology. Their site contains a wealth of information and documentation about a variety of topics.

Also visit the DO-IT Technology and Universal Design Page.


The National Women's Health Information Center has put together an incredibly comprehensive site on women's health, including women with disabilites. Their information covers a wide range of topics.

Check out their main site:

And their site for women with disabilities:

Also, see a similar site aimed at college aged women. This wonderful site was put together by Brandeis University.

Other Colleges

These are links to other colleges disability services pages that are particularly informative.

Brown University

Barnard College

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