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Accessibility

Golf Carts and Getting Around Campus

A limited number of golf carts will be available throughout the weekend to provide transportation to alumni with limited mobility. A cart can be requested by calling 610-957-6106 on Friday and Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your patience as we accommodate new traffic patterns on campus due to construction is appreciated.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are available throughout campus in all parking areas. Only vehicles with state-issued accessible parking placards and/or license plates can park in these spaces; all others will be towed. View accessible paths on an interactive campus map.

Accessible Accommodations

The College has a limited number of ADA-compliant rooms available during Alumni Weekend. On-campus housing is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require ADA compliant accommodations, we encourage you to explore the off-campus housing options arranged by the College at nearby hotels.

If you registered for on-campus housing and did not previously do so, please contact events@swarthmore.edu or 610-328-7332 to request an ADA-compliant room or discuss any accommodations you may need. 

Assistance for the Hearing Impaired

Assistive listening devices are available for many Alumni Weekend events. The following campus spaces are equipped with assistive listening systems: Lang Performing Arts Center, Lang Concert Hall, Bond Hall, Scheuer Room in Kohlberg Hall, and the lecture halls in Science Center. Please plan on leaving an ID and phone number as a deposit for the assistive listening device. 

Enhanced Wayfinding and Assistance for People with Visual Disabilities

We provide all community members and visitors with access to Aira, a live, human-to-human remote assistance service. Highly-skilled, professional Agents provide Explorers (the term for Aira users) with on-demand assistance with both visual navigation  and digital access. Aira is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  To get started, explore our "How to Use Aria" resources. For more information or assistance,  email Susan Smythe, Swarthmore's ADA program manager, or visit Aira's website.

Mobility Needs Services

The following vendors may be of assistance:

  • My Mobility Pros rents mobility scooters, manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs and provides delivery and pickup. Visit mymobilitypros.com or call 610-609-4740 for more information.
  • Rios Pharmacy rents standard 17" wheelchairs, as well as transport chairs, by prior arrangement. Call 610-543-1858 for more information. 
  • The Home Health Center at Aston Pharmacy offers delivery and pickup for standard 17–19" wheelchair rentals. Month- or week-long rentals can be reserved up to one week in advance; they do not offer single day rentals. Call Destiny or Sheri at 610-494-1445 x121 or x120 for assistance. 

This is a courtesy listing of available rentals for individuals who may include faculty, staff, community members, and visitors. However, Swarthmore College makes no guarantee, expressed or implied, about the accommodations or safety of the rental opportunities. It is the responsibility of each party to ensure themselves, prior to making arrangements, that they are comfortable with the rental arrangement and with the other party involved. Swarthmore College makes no representation about either party choosing to participate in the arrangements determined, and will make no attempt to intervene if conditions agreed upon by both parties are not adhered to.

By choosing to add a rental to this courtesy listing or by accepting a copy of the listing you are agreeing to release Swarthmore College, its agents and employees including members of the board of managers, directors and officers, administration, faculty, and staff from any claims or liabilities for personal injuries or other damages incurred as a result of such participation, whether or not resulting from their negligence.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Susan Smythe, ADA Program Coordinator, at ssmythe1@swarthmore.edu or 610-690-2063 if you require additional information about accessibility or will need assistance during Alumni Weekend.