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Grinnell College: External Evaluation – Disability Resources and Accessibility

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  Link:  Web accessibility for cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties Opera "covers a few of the problems users with cognitive disabilities may have that can affect their ability to use the Web, as well as the things that developers can do to alleviate these...
  Link:  WebAIM One of the premier, online accessilibity resources.  WebAIM includes checklists for accessibility, videos and resources, as well as tools to evaluate websites' accesibility.  

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About Claire Claire Forrest, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was an English major from the class of 2013. Claire has cerebral palsy, and used a motorized scooter and manual wheelchair to navigate the campus. While at Grinnell, Claire was a 4-year member of the Varsity...
The College has a 2008 Grand Caravan that was converted to an accessible van by AMS Vans in Norcross, Georgia. During the academic year, the accessible van is housed at and used daily by the Student Health and Counseling Services staff to transport students to medical...
About Jennifer Jen Brooks, originally from Atlanta Georgia, graduated from Grinnell College in 2015 with a BA in sociology. Jen was the third Grinnell student in recent years that used a wheelchair. She also needed full-time personal care attendant (PCA) services and a...
About Patrick Patrick Comparin, originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, was a Philosophy major from the class of 2012. Patrick was Grinnell College's first full-time power wheelchair user and served as an integral part of the College's efforts to make its campus more accessible. He...
Accessibility Mission Grinnell College promotes the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community. It is the policy of Grinnell to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section...
Reflections on Accessibility 2012 "Reflections on Accessibility" is a video showing a snapshot of the College's progress in making the the campus accessible. Produced by the Accessibility Committee, it features three students (Patrick Comparin '12, Claire Forest  '13,and Jen...
Grinnell College is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and level AA...

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The Accessibility Committee is an administrative committee established in Fall, 2008 to bring the administrators and offices that work with accessibility issues together in dialogue, problem solving, coordination, and education regarding accessibility issues on campus, to...
Grinnell College promotes the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community. It is the policy of Grinnell to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other applicable federal...