Student Accessibility Services and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Student Accessibility Services

Middlebury recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (“ADA”), and applicable state laws, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities, on the basis of disability. Disabilities may include physical or mental impairments which substantially limit one or more of a person's major life activities, and which necessitate modifications to Middlebury’s facilities, programs, or services. Middlebury is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualifying students, faculty, and employees with disabilities as required by applicable laws. Middlebury is also committed to making the campus and its facilities accessible as required by applicable laws. Middlebury cannot make accommodations that are unreasonable, unduly burdensome or that fundamentally alter the nature of its programs.

Middlebury designates the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Section 504. Individuals with concerns regarding Middlebury’s compliance with such laws may contact the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator or the ADA Coordinator.

Middlebury’s ADA Policy applies to all Bread Loaf students. The process for obtaining accommodations and services is set forth in the ADA Policy, which is available from Student Accessibility Services in a variety of accessible formats or online at

To initiate the accommodation process, a student must file an “Accommodation Request Form for Summer Programs,” which is provided to each student upon acceptance. The form should be submitted along with required documentation directly to the Student Accessibility Services online or at the address found on the front of the form by May 1, 2017. (If accommodations are not requested on time, it may be impossible for Middlebury to provide them in the earlier portions of the summer program.) Information regarding the form, required documentation, Middlebury’s process for obtaining accommodations, and other related requirements is available on the website at: and

Please note that Middlebury is not responsible for services of a personal nature. Students are encouraged to consider obtaining a personal assistant or personal care attendant if they are unable to function independently on campus.

The information that a student provides regarding any special needs will be shared only with those individuals involved in the coordination and facilitation of services and accommodations required to make our programs accessible to him or her.

If a BLSE student tells a faculty member that he or she has a disability and may need an accommodation, the faculty member should contact Jodi Litchfield or Courtney Cioffredi, Student Accessibility Services (802.443.5936) and notify the BLSE director. Under no circumstances should a faculty member make an accommodation for a student without first consulting with the BLSE director and Student Accessibility Services. The ADA Committee and/or Student Accessibility Services must determine the eligibility of all students who request accommodations for their disabilities. The process and services ordinarily available to BLSE students are described in more detail in Middlebury’s ADA Policy.

Only the ADA Committee and/or Student Accessibility Services are authorized to determine the eligibility of all students who request accommodations for their disabilities. Questions regarding disabilities and requests for accommodations will be handled promptly. Please see the contact information below.


ADA policy*: life/doc/ada/policy

(*available in other accessible formats at Student Accessibility Services)

Student Accessibility Services:

Jodi Litchfield, ADA Coordinator

802.443.5936 (phone) 802.443.7437 (TTY)

For a Special Needs Identification Form: 

Service and Assistance Animals Policy:

Faculty ADA Accommodations

Middlebury will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for any faculty covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Information and request forms are available at: