Accessibility Resources

Colorado School of Mines

Accessibility at Colorado School of Mines

Creating an accessible physical and digital campus is central to Mines’ strategic initiatives and our commitment to being a top-of-mind and first-choice university for students, public and private partners, and faculty and staff.

Report a digital accessibility issue

If you are experiencing barriers accessing websites or other digital content at Mines, please report a digital accessibility issue or call the IT Service Desk at 303-278-4357.

Request accommodations

Request accommodations for students, employees and student employees, alumni, visitors and members of the public.

Physical accessibility on campus

Mines community members and visitors may contact Jason Slowinski at or 303-273-3448 for concerns regarding the physical accessibility of Mines buildings and grounds.

Website Accessibility

We are continuously working towards meeting the recommendations outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, levels A and AA (WCAG 2.1 AA). These guidelines not only help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility disabilities but ultimately to all users, regardless of ability.

Mines is committed to responding to any accessibility issues that may not be aligned with the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines. To report a digital accessibility issue, contact us using the digital accessibility issue form or call the IT Service Desk at 303-278-4357.

Form submissions will be acknowledged within 2 business days and a plan for resolution will be provided in timely manner. Urgent requests related to an event or deadline will be prioritized and resolved sooner, if possible.

If you need to request reasonable accommodations or modifications, contact the appropriate office listed under Request accommodations.

Disability Laws and Regulations

Colorado School of Mines is committed to providing equal access to university courses, programs, and activities for students, faculty, staff and community members with disabilities. In compliance with federal and state laws, university personnel work with community members and guests to create a more inclusive environment for all individuals.

The ADA regulations do not list all qualifying disabilities, however some examples include:

  • Cancer, diabetes, autism or epilepsy
  • Deafness or hearing loss
  • Blindness or low vision

The ADA may also cover temporary conditions such as disabilities related to pregnancy or limited mobility-related conditions.

Pregnant workers may also be covered by the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The PWFA prohibits discrimination against pregnant workers and requires reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth and other related conditions. Pregnancy modifications that are not disability related can be requested through the Office for Institutional Equity at

Request Accommodations

Mines is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in education, employment, services, programs, and activities. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodations.

Accommodation requests will generally be acknowledged within 2 business days, and Mines will work to resolve requests in a timely manner. Urgent requests related to an event or deadline will be prioritized and resolved sooner if possible.


Students needing academic, housing, or dining accommodations should contact Disability Support Services at 303-384-2250 or email

Employees and Student Employees

Employees, including student employees, who need an ADA accommodation in the workplace should contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator, Craig Hess. Craig can be contacted at or by calling Human Resources at 303-273-3250. The Human Resources office is in Guggenheim Hall, Suite 110.

Alumni, Visitors, and Members of the Public

Alumni, visitors, and members of the public can request accommodations by contacting the Office for Institutional Equity at or 303-273-3260, or by submitting a Visitor Disability Related Services Request Form.

Helpful Links

Accessibility Training and Guidelines

Information for Students and Family

Information for Mines Faculty

Information for Mines Employees

Accessible Parking and Transportation

Colorado School of Mines 150 Anniversary Logo


As Colorado School of Mines celebrates our 150th anniversary, dynamic and disruptive change is all around us. MINES@150 is our plan to position Mines for future success.

It calls for change, but also to stay true to our timeless mission, pillars and core values.  MINES@150 leverages our size, location, and history, ensuring that our graduates will continue to be distinctive and highly valued, placing Mines at the forefront of STEM education, research and innovation, and elevating our status among the world’s top universities.