Access and Disability Services (ADS) is committed to providing ADA accommodations and support to students with disabilities to ensure an accessible experience at Haverford College. Every student should have access to the courses, programs, opportunities, and activities the College offers.
Haverford College's academic program is flexible in its form and content so as to meet the needs, interests, and strengths of individual students. The small size of the College also allows faculty and staff to pay attention to each student's unique needs, and work with them on an individual basis. ADS works collaboratively with each student applying for ADA accommodations to determine eligibility, and to identify the ADA accommodations that remove barriers without altering the fundamental nature of the academic program.
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We’d love to help you explore your options and answer your questions! Students are strongly encouraged to contact ADS as early as possible for additional information and to discuss their needs.
Definition of a Disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (amended in 2008) describes an individual with a disability as “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual, a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.” In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, Haverford College recognizes that qualified students who have diagnosed or identified disabilities are entitled to benefit from the educational programs of the College.
Physical Access Assistance
Need help getting to class, either because of a permanent disability or temporary injury? Contact ADS at hc-ads [at] haverford.edu or Campus Safety (610) 896-1111 for assistance.
Note: The College is not required to provide this service as a permanent accommodation for students, but every effort will be made to assist you.
In Case of Emergency
Emergency phones are located across the campus. Each provides an instant link with Campus Safety–no dialing is required–and the dispatcher knows where the call is coming from. Campus Safety are trained in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and 5 Automated External Defibrillator use. They can provide transportation to Health Services or to the hospital when Health Services is closed.