The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion is working with other departments, colleges, and partners across campus to improve access to resources and facilities for all individuals.

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 Jeanne Nauheimer.

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)


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

View the CNHS Strategic Action Plan.

Download the Blank Condensed Checklist for Facility Assessment (docx)


Center for Teaching and Learning

Visit CTL's website.


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.

Visit Student Accessibility Services website.

View other services including ASL Interpreters, CART Services, and video captioning.



Mia Mingus

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.

Follow Mia on Twitter.

Read Mia's Blog: Leaving Evidence.


Ericka Hart

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.

Follow Ericka on Twitter

Visit Ericka's website


Eli Clare

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.

Visit Eli's website.


Jonathan Mooney

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.

Visit Jonathan's website.


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. 

Visit Rooted in Rights website.


The Mighty

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.

Visit the Mighty website.


Stay Connected

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!

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