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Office of Accessibility

The Office of Accessibility assists qualified students with academic and housing accommodations, as well as requests for assistance animals.

Office of Accessibility

Miller Information Commons, 2nd Floor
95 Summit Street

Mailing Address:
375 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fax Number: (802) 860-2764

Our Approach

The Office of Accessibility recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity that is integral to the campus community and society, and is committed to embracing access as a matter of social justice. The Office of Accessibility aims to design and support welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environments.

We believe creating and maintaining usable, equitable, and inclusive learning environments is a shared responsibility of the campus community. We work with professors to design learning environments with usability in mind, which benefits every student and increases access for all. Our goal is to assist students with disabilities in accessing their environments as seamlessly as non-disabled students. The Office of Accessibility works to help Champlain College design barrier-free environments to the greatest extent possible. If some barriers to access cannot be removed in a timely manner, we will work one-on-one with students to determine reasonable accommodations. This requires the student to actively engage in the interactive process with our office, and when needed, with faculty.

The Office of Accessibility assists in making reasonable accommodations for an otherwise qualified student or applicant for admission. The accommodations that students use are put in place to ensure equal access, not success. Students with disabilities are held to the same standard of academic achievement as all other students.

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What We Do

The Office of Accessibility strives to provide successful access and services to qualified students with disabilities. We take pride in providing technical assistance, consultation, and resources to students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and for departments looking to provide improved accessibility.

Accommodations are available to all currently enrolled students who have a documented disability that substantially limits them in one or more of life’s major activities.

Student Accessibility Handbook

The Student Accessibility Handbook is your tool for understanding all the resources available to you on campus, how to request services, and the policies that govern accommodations.

Student Accessibility Handbook

Types of Accommodations

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    Academic Accommodations

    The Office of Accessibility offers a wide range of services to ensure students with disabilities have equitable access to their education.

  • Student sitting on the dorm floor working in a notebook and laptop
    Housing Accommodations

    Students with disabilities may request appropriate and reasonable accommodations to access residential housing at Champlain.

  • Champlain College bus in front of Miller Center
    Transportation Accommodations

    Our shuttle service helps you get to and from class. Look for the blue shuttle if you need a wheelchair lift. Designated parking spaces on campus exist for those who have a temporary or state disability placard. A Champlain parking permit is also required.

How can we help?

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About the Office

Our office is a program in the Division of Student Affairs and was established to provide leadership and assistance to Champlain College to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.