As we grow and learn how to make our work more accessible, we want to share our resources so that others can do the same. What we are sharing here is by no means an exhaustive list, and we recognize as our learning and culture evolves, some of these resources will also need to change. We invite all to be a part of this conversation and collection. If you have items you would like added to this list, please email Audrey Homan.

University Resources

UVM's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Website

UVM's Office on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) has many resources for individuals who work at UVM, including information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, on-campus accommodation and accessibility.

Visit AAEO's website.

President's Commission for Inclusive Excellence

With the goal of supporting a diverse and inclusive campus, the Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with the President's Commission for Inclusive Excellence developed the Inclusive Excellence at UVM: A Framework for Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Multicultural Campus (PDF). Within this framework are four pillars (academic, community, environment, and operations) in which focus the university's diversity efforts through systemic engagement, intervention, and strategic actions. 

Universal Design for Learning at UVM Project

Universal Design is a set of principles promoting the idea that an environment should be accessible and understandable to the most amount of people in the simplest ways possible. Planning for everyone promotes learning for everyone. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for teaching and learning that addresses the widest possible variety of learning needs, styles, and preferences. From 2008-2011, CDCI and UVM received $1million in federal funding to adapt the UDL principles to a higher education framework. Learn more about UDL@UVM.

Tips to Reach All Students with a Universally Designed Syllabus (PDF)

Quick Tips for Universal Design in the Office and Classroom (PDF)


Accessible Events

The Accessible Event Guide (PDF) helps plan the before, during, and after of events. 

CDCI Trainings

Creating Accessible Documents in Word and PowerPoint is a recorded webinar available for viewing. Once you register, you will be sent the link for viewing.

Plain Language Resources

The following resources were made by the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)

Digital Accessibility Resources

General Regulations and Standards

Accessibility and PDFs

Accessibility and Microsoft

Color Contrast