Student Accessibility Faculty Corner

Welcome to Pomona’s College Accessibility site. Pomona College strives to create and maintain inclusive, accessible, and usable environments. On these pages, you will find information and resources to assist you in contributing to that goal.

What is an Accommodation?

Accommodations are legally mandated modifications that enable individuals with documented disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program and enjoy the benefits and privileges of the college’s services, and activities. Accommodations should not compromise the essential elements or weaken the academic standards or integrity of a course. ARS has been designated as the campus authority to verify disabilities and to prescribe specific accommodations for students with documented disabilities on behalf of the college.

Disability information that is disclosed to you is confidential. Please discuss accommodation letters or arrange logistics of implementing accommodations with students in private. At no time should the class be informed that a student has a disability. Refrain from discussing a student’s disability status and necessary accommodations within hearing range of fellow students, faculty, staff, or others who do not have an “educational need to know.”

Creating Accessible Courses and Materials

Creating accessible documents and environments is one of the pillars of creating an accessible university. On this page you can find information on how to