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The Office of DISABILITY SERVICES
E. Louise Shumaker MA DS
The Office of Disability Services is committed to providing opportunities for students with disabilities to reach their full potential. We offer assistance to all students with disabilities (temporary and permanent) both in the classroom and day-to-day life on campus. We strive to equip these students with skills, which will promote independent living after they leave our academic environment and pursue careers anywhere in the world.
Who is Eligible
Any member of the Hope College community who has an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities may seek assistance from this office.
Goals and Objectives
It is the goal of Hope College to provide an all-inclusive and accepting environment for all persons on the campus. The Office of Disability Services seeks to achieve this in the following ways:
* Housing Accommodations
Some individuals may not think of themselves as having a disability, but have a need for accommodations. You may be eligible for and in need of services if you:
Persons, who have been injured or are experiencing an illness and find they need some accommodations in order to function on the Hope campus, should contact our office for services that may be available.
Disability Resource Room
The VanWylen Library features a well-equipped center of technological and instructional aids for students with visual or print impairments. Included in the center is a computer station featuring a Kurzwell scanning program, Jaws screen reader and a Braille embosser. Other equipment includes an electronic magnifier, tape recorders and a Braille writer.
Related ServicesThe Office of Disability Services works closely with:
* Academic Support Center