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.
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.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Center for Teaching and Learning
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Among our programs and services, SAS offers: exam accommodations, meetings with Accessibility Specialists to receive advisement and advocacy around disability-related matters, ebooks, deaf and hard of hearing services, notetaking and adaptive technology.
View other services including ASL Interpreters, CART Services, and video captioning.
Mia Mingus is a writer and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice to end child sexual abuse. She describes herself as a queer physically disabled Korean woman transracial and transnational adoptee who is dedicated to communities and movements working for social justice.
Ericka Hart (pronouns: she/they) is a Black Queer Femme activist, writer, highly acclaimed speaker and award winning sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s voice is rooted in leading edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability.
Poet, essayist and activist, Eli Clare lives in Vermont where he spends time both writing and rabble-rousing. He has walked across the United States for peace, helped organize the first-ever Queerness and Disability Conference, and speaks widely about disability, queer identities, and social justice.
Jonathan Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who learned to read when he was 12-years-old. He since earned an honors degree in English Literature at Brown University and has written and published two books. Jonathan is one of the foremost leaders in LD/ADHD, disabilities and alternative education.
Articles and Books
Rooted in Rights
Rooted in Rights is a part of Disability Rights Washington. The Seattle-based team of disabled video producers, editors, and digital organizers partner with both local coalitions and national advocacy campaigns to fight for concrete changes for the community. Rooted in Rights tells authentic, accessible stories to challenge stigma and redefine narratives around disability, mental health, and chronic illness.
The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. Over 2 million users have registered and new ones are being added every 20 seconds with stories and videos being viewed and shared more than 90 million times a month.
If you are interested in hearing more about the projects going on at UVM to advance our access, equity, and inclusion, please email Jeanne Nauheimer. We are excited to share news about successes, challenges, and solutions we find, and we want to hear from you!