We’ve been supporting students with disabilities throughout Middlebury’s schools and programs since 1995.
Since its inception, our office has grown by leaps and bounds. Hundreds of students have received accommodations over the years, and the Disability Resource Center (DRC) maintains a strong presence on campus throughout the calendar year.
Student Population and Assistance Provided
Our office provides confidential services and accommodations for students who have needs affecting learning, vision, hearing, speech, mobility, and physical and psychological health.
We can assist with permission to use extended time on exams, the assigning of note-takers or readers, access to scanners, screen-reading software with voice synthesizers or large-print software, interpreting services, residential accommodations, and much more.
Students in all of Middlebury’s schools and programs receive accommodations through our office. While United States and Vermont disability laws do not apply overseas, our ADA coordinators are available to assist students with disabilities in determining what level of accessibility and accommodations are available at the various locations of the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad.
Assistive technology to support students with disabilities is available in the main library and in Armstrong Library, located in Bicentennial Hall.
Assistive technology includes TTY communication equipment and CCTV text magnifiers in both black/white and color. Additionally, we have computers equipped with adaptive technology such as Kurzweil screen reading software and the ZoomText International screen magnifier. Selective assistive technology is also available for student use on a loaner basis. Much of our assistive technology can be used with languages other than English. The DRC has a printer available to students for added convenience.
Consistent with Middlebury’s mission, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) strives to promote equal educational opportunity and inclusiveness for students with disabilities. The DRC collaborates with partners across campus to identify and reduce barriers that limit access, equity, and full participation and provides support, resources, and case management services related to accommodations and how to implement them. The DRC also advocates for equitable and inclusive policies and practices to institutionalize inclusive design and access.