Hampshire College strives to provide accessible information technology1 in furtherance of its responsibility to provide equal opportunity to access, use, and participate in The College’s programs, services, and activities in accordance with federal and state laws.
Toward that end college administrators, faculty, and staff will strive to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to the benefits, services, and opportunities provided by information technologies either by: 1) following the standards related to the procurement, development, use, and maintenance of accessible information technology available below (the “Accessibility Standards”); or 2) where it is not feasible to follow the Accessibility Standards, providing accommodations or modifications as necessary to provide equal access.
1 For purposes of this policy, “information technology” includes, for example: websites, software, content delivered in digital form, electronic books and book reading systems, classroom and learning management systems, classroom technology and multimedia, etc.
This site provides information and accessibility standards for faculty and staff on how to make information technology accessible to users with the following disabilities:
Hampshire strives to make all instructional materials accessible.
Need help sourcing or creating accessible readings? Fill out our help request form.
Additional accessibility standards for instructional materials can be found here: edX's Accessibility Best Practices for Developing Course Content.
For information on resources available to students to facilitate accessible learning (both campus-wide solutions and accommodations-based supports), please visit Assistive Technology for Students
Hampshire strives to make all web sites and services accessible.
Additional web accessibility standards can be found here: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA.
For more information on web accessibility, please visit WebAIM.
Hampshire strives to purchase and develop information technology that is accessible to users with disabilities.