Carleton’s Philosophy Statement on Accessibility

Carleton is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodation for eligible individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure a comprehensively accessible college experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities and activities as all others. Carleton is committed to promoting access and awareness as a resource to all members of the community.

Each division and department at Carleton is responsible for ensuring that all visitors and guests are made to feel welcome, and that appropriate disability accommodations have been provided for those who require this service.

For assistance with planning for guests and visitors, please contact the following departments:

When using printed invitations or advertisements to invite guests to campus, please invite individuals to request reasonable accommodations prior to the event/meeting with a statement such as “To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact [hosting office/person and contact information] with as much advance notice as possible.” An advanced notification of special needs or accommodations will help with planning the event. Accessibility Resources staff can assist you in identifying resources in many cases to meet the accommodation need.

Please communicate to faculty in the department that Accessibility Resources sees students with a range of conditions and disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, depression, anxiety, and other psychological conditions, chronic health conditions, concussions, mobility disorders, hearing loss/deafness, visual impairment/blindness, speech impairment, etc.). Accessibility Resources notifies faculty by email of approved accommodations for students each term. The accommodations listed should be provided. If a faculty has a concern about an approved accommodation, they should consult with Accessibility Resources. If a student reports having a disability or states they should be accommodated and faculty have not received email notification of approved accommodations for the student, faculty should refer the student to Accessibility Resources to consider accommodation requests.