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Students, staff and faculty at Smith who have a disability or might be experiencing difficulties that could be related to a disabling condition should contact the Office of Disability Services to set up a meeting.

Smith College Disability Services
College Hall 104
Northampton, MA 01063

E-mail: ods@smith.edu or "Disability Services" in Gmail

All communication with the Office of Disability Services is confidential.

Administrative Assistant

Lisa Roberge

Phone: (413) 585-2071 (voice, TTY, TDD)
Fax: (413) 585-4498

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. after Memorial Day

Director Drop-in Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Students and visitors are welcome to drop in to the office, but appointments are highly recommended. During open hours the Director will meet with students on a first come first served basis. We encourage you to come by.

Parking & Ramps

Accessible parking and ramp with power assist door are located at the rear of College Hall.

Director

Laura Rauscher

Phone: (413) 585-2071
E-mail: lrausche@smith.edu

Coordinator for Academic Access

Jeannette Landrie

E-mail:jlandrie@smith.edu

Deaf Services Coordinator/Sign Language Interpreter

Geary Gravel

Phone: (413) 585-2139 or (413) 585-2071
E-mail: ggravel@smith.edu

Sign Language Requests: Requests for interpreters for meetings and one-on-one communication should be made by or on behalf of a specific deaf individual at least one week in advance whenever possible. Requests for theatrical or other performances should be made at least two weeks in advance to allow time for us to secure interpreters with these skills who are scarce in the Northampton area.

Event planners: If you are planning an event that will be open to the public, please post notice several weeks in advance with instructions about how to request an interpreter and a deadline. You can then notify the Office of Disability Services at least three weeks in advance of the date, sooner if you are planning a large event that might require several interpreters.