Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater,
 Massachusetts  
2325

General information

This campus is:
4 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Advanced Degree
Student population
13,215
Student population: undergraduate
10,986
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

Disability Resources & Student Accessibility Services
10 Shaw Road
10 Shaw Road | Maxwell Library, Room 001
Bridgewater,
 Massachusetts  
2324
Office phone
508-531-2194
Office email
disability_resources@bridgew.edu
Contact people
Name
Tabitha Soares
Email
Disability_Resources@bridgew.edu
Telephone
508-531-2194
Job title or role
Accessibility Specialist
Number of full-time disability service staff
4.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
1000

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Psychiatric and disabilities related to mental and emotional health
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with intellectual disabilities Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Veterans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Scribes Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Readers Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Priority registration Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Reduced courseload Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Medical leave Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Accommodations in residence halls Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Counseling and psychological services Completely accessible
Completely accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
On-campus transportation Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Nearby off-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Residence halls Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Somewhat accessible
Somewhat accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Completely accessible
Completely accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Centralized funding for disability accommodations at events (e.g. individuals, student organizations, and departments are not responsible for paying for disability-related accommodations)Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Opportunities for students with disabilities and without a high school diploma to take courses (i.e., "open enrollment")
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)
  • Long-term counseling
  • Support groups
  • 24/7 Mental health hotline or crisis line
  • Peer counselors or peer supports
  • Online mental health services, trainings or supports
  • Cross-campus behavioral, mental health, or crisis team(s)
  • Other: The EXCEL Program at BSU fully-inclusive private-pay postsecondary program for young adults with disabilities.

General Campus Resources

  • Food shelf or food pantry
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Campus scholarships for students with disabilities
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • Disability studies courses or degree programs
  • American Sign Language courses or degree programs

Campus groups that address disability issues but do not provide direct services to students

  • Disability Access & Inclusion Committee

Student organizations related to disability, Deafness, or ASL

  • Students Accepting A Challenge
  • American Sign Language Club
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
Very rarely or never