Image of University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus in winter. Photo by Shilpa Sweth | Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Image of University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus in winter. Photo by Shilpa Sweth | Massachusetts Daily Collegian

We should be concerned about our disability accommodations policy

The new policy overlooks the diverse needs of students with disabilities, as not all disabilities are visible or easily accommodated.


On Jan 24, 2024, Disability Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced a significant change in the language regarding accommodations for students with disabilities. This adjustment, seemingly aimed at clarifying processes and expectations, is concerning. The alteration involves shifting from a previously more flexible approach to a stricter policy regarding disability-related absences and extensions, prompting discussions about its potential negative impact. Read more…


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