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Accessibility at UMass Amherst

We strive to offer all-encompassing resources to empower a fully accessible experience. Please contact us for support with any barriers you encounter.

 

Getting Assistance

Explore the categories below for accessibility resources provided by the university. Click the box to continue to that category.

Get to know the policies in place, the services, and the support available to help you make the most of your time at UMass Amherst.

Learn more about resources and policies designed to support you and help you better serve your students.
 

Explore resources, services, and policies designed to support accessibility for the entire UMass Amherst community.

Plan ahead by getting to know the services, resources and policies in place to provide our visitors with an accessible experience on campus.

 

Greetings!

Thank you for visiting the University Accessibility website. I hope that you will find everything that you need on this site. We know that there is not a “one size fits all” solution to access issues. These issues may show up in a variety of contexts: in the classroom, residence halls, workplaces, restrooms, just to name a few. If you have a question, can’t find what you are looking for, need help finding a campus resource, or just want to offer a suggestion, please feel free to contact me. If I can’t help you, I’m happy to connect you with the appropriate resource.

All the best!

Kerri Thompson Tillett, J.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity
ADA Coordinator

225 Bartlett Hall
130 Hicks Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Tel: (413) 545-3464
email: accessibility@umass.edu

 

What Does “Accessible” Mean?

As defined by the Department of Justice (DoJ) in their Office of Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions, “accessible” means that a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability.

Accessibility Statement

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We embrace disability as a natural part of diversity and seek to build capacity to appreciate and value individual differences, including differences in ability, to create inclusive community.

We are fully committed to providing full and equal access to information and services for all current and potential members of our community. For more information on our accessibility practices, and where you can go for assistance and support, please review the resources below.

Website Accessibility

In order to meet its values of diversity and inclusiveness, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to making its website accessible to all.

Our website, www.umass.edu, strives towards best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, located at www.section508.gov, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level A and AA of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI) for HTML/XHTML, CSS, and web content accessibility, located at www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21.

Click here to learn about accessibility testing tools and easy checks.

 

Accessibility at UMass Amherst

We strive to offer all-encompassing resources to empower a fully accessible experience. Please contact us for support with any barriers you encounter.