Disability and Diversity

Jen Brooks ’15 sits in a yoga-like pose on a blue gymnastics mat on the floor of her bedroom in Lazier Hall. She faces a wide-screen Mac on a table about 4 inches off the floor. Flowers and 21st birthday cards decorate the nearby windowsill.

Using a joystick and a separate switch that works like a mouse button, Brooks opens a reading assignment for a sociology class. A male computer voice reads quickly — Brooks could slow it down, but she likes it fast. As the voice reads, the text is highlighted in yellow on the screen.


Our diverse and inclusive community isn't just a warm and welcoming place to spend four years — it is also an essential part of your education here. That is because we all benefit when we seek to understand different viewpoints.

No matter where you're from or what your background, our intentionally diverse, close-knit community creates friendships that will expand your horizons and could change your life.


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