Illustration of a student being swept up by a current, a metaphor for the accommodations process.
Illustration of a student being swept up by a current, a metaphor for the accommodations process. Illustration by Nina Aagard | The Amherst Student

Anti-Ableist Amherst: Beyond Accommodations

In this edition of “Anti-Ableist Amherst,” Willow Delp ’26 argues that accommodations, though important, are not enough to bring about disability justice at the college.


An easy response to my column Anti-Ableist Amherst is: “What about accommodations?”

Surely, with accommodations, disabled and neurodivergent students can easily thrive. They can receive the support they need to function like abled and neurotypical college students — which, for some, is the desired goal.

Accommodations, however, are only the beginning of building a truly inclusive campus for disabled and neurodivergent people. Read more…


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