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The Office for Institutional Diversity would like to extend a warm welcome to all individuals with disabilities who have joined or are seeking to join the Boston College family through employment or as a student. We have compiled the following list of resources to assist you in the areas of employment and/or accessibility. Please contact our office if you have any questions or are having trouble viewing/accessing the information on our page.


Resources for Persons with Disabilities


Boston College Resources

Accessibility at Boston College

Employment Resources

Outside Resources

Student Resources


Boston College Resources


NRCPDS - The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services provides assistance in many areas such as: policy development, quality management, financial management services, participant involvement, data management and information systems.

Universal Design for Learning - BC is committed to being a leader in Universal Design by utilizing a universal design for learning framework to ensure all members of the BC community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and other visitors), including persons with disabilities, are able to engage and derive benefit from all instructional and technological resources that BC has available to offer.   

Library Services - A catalogue of services provided by the BC library for persons with disabilities.

HCBS.org - Home and Community Based Services promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services by gathering resources and tools for research, policy making, and research development into this one-stop website.


Employment Resources


A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities - a report by the National Governors Association on employing individuals with disabilities and promoting self-disclosure as a person with a disability.

Notice of Nondiscrimination - Boston College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Job Opportunities - Information about applying for positions at Boston College, as well as open positons for internal and external candidates.

 Invitation to Self Identify for Veterans and People with Disabilities Upon hire, all faculty and staff are invited to self-identify as a Protected Veteran and/or a person with a disability as part of the BC affirmative action plan.  Please visit the self-service area within PeopleSoft to update your provide or you may complete the forms below and forward to Judy Ferres in order to ensure the information is kept confidential.

      Invitation to Self Identify for Veterans

      Invitation to Self Identify for People with Disabilities

 

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Request for Accommodation (Staff & Faculty) - If at any time during your employment you become in need of a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of your position please complete this form and contact OID or your Human Resources Officer.

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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs - The purpose of the OFCCP is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government. Know your rights!

Employment & Training Administration's disabilities Program - The disabilities Program develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives to address structural, programmatic, and systemic employment challenges of persons with disabilities and multiple challenges to employment.

Career Resources Corporation - The CRC’s mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to be as self-sufficient, self-determining and as successful as possible. They help individuals with disabilities to explore their career opportunities - and they can help them obtain the right job for them whether that's through a direct employment opportunity or in our production and packaging facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Pacer.org – Tips on interviewing and if/when to disclose you have a disability.

Interviewing Candidates with Disabilities- An article on good practices for interviewing a job candidate with disabilities

JAN Webcast Rewind - A collection of webinars on disability etiquette, assistive technologies, management techniques, and the latest on accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each accessible Webcast is approximately one hour in length.

The Forrester Research Inc. and Microsoft - a report on assistive technologies and corporate culture.


Outside resources


Information and resources for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts

Disability Etiquette - Tips for interacting with people with disabilities, a publication from the United Spinal Association.

Disability Myths - A myth-busting fact book published by Work Without Limits

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Disability.Gov - A government resource concerning benefits, civil rights, employment, and more.

ADA.Gov - A government resource that outlines the Americans with Disabilities Act, its enforcement, Q &A, and more.

MassResources.Org –A directory of different disability offices in Massachusetts.

Meetup.com - A variety of support groups in the Boston area.

Makoa.org - A long list of resources for persons with disabilities on everything from specially altered clothing, to modified video game controllers, and much more.

Work Without Limits - A public/private partnership committed to helping people with disabilities be active, independent members of the workforce.

Institute for Community Inclusion - The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) promotes the full inclusion of people with disabilities in every area of society. They do this through training, research, consultation, and clinical and employment services.

The Employment & Disability Institute -  EDI advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, training, technical assistance, research, and publications.


Student Resources


Career Services - Various links and resources for students differently abled.

Connors Family Learning Center - The Connors Family Learning Center provides special services and support for all students with learning disabilities and all who teach and/or advise students with learning disabilities.

Disability Services Office - The office ensures that students with disabilities receive support services and accommodation that permit equal access to all Boston College programs and the opportunity to realize their potential and develop effective self-advocacy skills.

Learning Resources for Student Athletes (LRSA) - LRSA offers multiple services to student-athletes in an effort to fulfill our mission.  The majority of our services focus on the academic development of student-athletes. 

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) - Resources and information on student internships, mentoring programs, workforce recruitment programs for college students with disabilities, and strategies for increasing employment opportunities within the small business community for individuals with disabilities.

Student Grievance Procedure for Students with Disabilities - Grievance policy for students with disabilities subjected to discrimination under any University program or activity.

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Science Careers: Opening Doors for Scientist with Disabilities - Several programs are aiming to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in science and technology careers by removing barriers and changing attitudes.

Disability Services/Dean for Students Office at Boston College Law School - The Dean for Students Office at Boston College Law School has a variety of services and accommodations for students with physical limitations and learning challenges.

Online Accessibility a Faculty Duty - In a traditional classroom setting, a university or college’s disability services office typically coordinates a disabled student’s accommodation issues. But with the growth of online education, it is now largely the obligation of the instructors themselves to proactively design courses that are equally accessible to all students.

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