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In addition to the accommodations provided by the Office of Disability Services, students are encouraged to use other on-campus resources.

Assistive Technology Labs

Assistive Technology Labs combine the efforts of the Office of Disability Services, the libraries and Information Technology Services. The goal of the labs is to provide the latest assistive technology for individuals with physical, visual, psychological and learning disabilities.

Available resources include reading software tools (voice to text), screen and document magnification, nonvisual Web readers and voice-recognition software (text to voice).


Assistive Technology Labs are located in the basement of Neilson Library and in the basement of Seelye Hall. All users must be approved by the director of disability services. You can also contact ETS for a demonstration of the technology available.

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning

The Jacobson Center, located in Seelye 307, offers a variety of services to help students develop skills in writing and effective learning and the staff at the center are eager to address the needs of students with learning disabilities.

Professional Writing Counselors

A staff of professional writing counselors is available to review student drafts, point out strengths and weaknesses, listen to new ideas, and make suggestions for improvement. In the evenings and on weekends the same services are provided by student writing assistants stationed in the center and other campus locations.

Tutorial Program

In the tutorial program, students seeking help with a particular subject—virtually any subject taught at Smith—are matched with student tutors who have done well in the subject and have been recommended by faculty members. All of these services are free and are used by substantial numbers of Smith students, ranging from first-year students taking their first college courses to seniors writing honors essays.

Time Management & Study Skills

The Jacobson Center also offers workshops and one-to-one sessions on time management, organization and academic study skills.

The Career Development Office

The Career Development Office (CDO) provides assistance to students, alumnae, Smith staff and faculty, and their families in preparing for changing career environments and climates. The CDO's professional staff offers counseling, both individually and in groups, and their services are available throughout the calendar year. They hold seminars, workshops and panel discussions that cover internships, career choice and decision-making, résumé writing, interviewing and job search techniques, alumnae networking, career presentations, applying to graduate and professional schools and summer jobs.

Events and Meeting Access Guidelines

Events and Meeting Access Guidelines (PDF)

There are four essential requirements that should be addressed proactively and additional accessibility guidelines that will make events more accessible which should be considered in the planning process and incorporated to the greatest extent possible. All individually requested accommodations should be made unless there is a specific reason that it cannot be provided or arranged. Contact the Office of Disability Services (ods@smith.edu) with questions.