Mary Batchelder is the Office Manager for Student Accessibility Services. Mary coordinates the reception area and is often the first person to interact with students, staff, and faculty who contact Student Accessibility Services to request information or to schedule an appointment. Mary also provides administrative, fiscal, human resources, data management support, and staffs the Dartmouth College's Foreign Language Waiver Committee. Mary has been with Dartmouth College since March of 1996, working for the Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Project, and the Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery and Education. You may reach Mary by calling 603-646-9900 or e-mailing her at Mary.F.Batchelder@Dartmouth.edu.
Larry Cusick is Student Accessibility Services' Adaptive Technology Specialist. He is responsible for arranging the delivery of quality remote captioning services in a classroom setting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. He also coordinates the document conversion process which includes provision of audio materials, converting material for text-to-speech software, and training students on the appropriate technologies, arranging for Braille transcription and researching emerging assistive technologies. In addition, he is responsible for researching, training and managing the delivery of other adaptive technology including voice recognition software, white screen technology and video captioning. Larry serves on the Dartmouth College 504/ADA Committee. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from Purchase College in New York State. Questions and comments related to captioning, document conversion and adaptive technology support currently provided by Student Accessibility Services may be directed to Larry at (603) 646-8648 or via e-mail at Lawrence.C.Cusick@Dartmouth.edu.
Larissa E. Hopkins is the Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services. She arranges services and academic adjustments for students with a wide range of disabilities, serves as a disability specialist and consultant to students, faculty, staff members and administrative and academic offices. She serves on the Dean of the College Division's Case Management Group, on the Campus Climate Committee, and on the Dean-on-Call rotation. Larissa is a passionate social justice educator who likes to dialogue and teach about issues of privilege and oppression across diverse and intersecting social identities. She is a co-editor of a chapter on Ableism in the anthology Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd Edition. Larissa received her B.A. in Women's Studies and Education from Hamilton College and her M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Larissa can be reached at (603) 646-9900 or via email at Larissa.E.Hopkins@Dartmouth.edu.
Shannon McMahon is Student Accessibility Services’ Adaptive Technology Assistant. She manages the Document Conversion Services, which prepares course and other academic materials in alternate formats as needed by students. This includes digital text, audio output ("text-to-speech" technology), Braille, tactile representations, and the like. Before coming to Dartmouth, Shannon was an Adaptive Technology Trainer and JAWS Instructor at the District of Columbia Public Library’s Adaptive Services Division and, most recently, an Assistive Technology Trainer at the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and an Assistive Technology Specialist at TCS Associates. She has a B.A. from the University of Redlands (California) and a M.S. in Library Studies from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.). Shannon may be reached at (603) 646-1031 or via e-mail at Shannon.N.McMahon@Dartmouth.edu.
Ward Newmeyer is the Director of Student Accessibility Services. Ward advises students with disabilities, authorizes and arranges services and academic adjustments, and manages the Student Accessibility Services department. He consults for faculty, administration, and student groups about disability-related issues and advocates for equal opportunities and routine, full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the Dartmouth community. He serves on the Dartmouth College Classroom Committee, Accessibility Steering Executive Committee, 504/ADA Committee, Foreign Language Waiver Committee, and Medical School Committee on Students with Disabilities. For the Dean of the College Division, Ward serves on the Case Management Group, and on the Student Affairs Administrative Leadership Team.
Ward’s thirty-seven-year career in higher education and disability has been primarily at the University of California’s Davis (his alma mater) and Berkeley campuses. After sixteen years in their service programs for students with disabilities, Ward was the ADA/504 Compliance Officer at U.C. Berkeley. He came to Dartmouth in 2006. Ward was President of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. He has served on various other boards, committees, and the like, ranging from regional to international in scope. He has published over 75 articles on disability-related matters and provided over 70 presentations, workshops, trainings, and the like at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Ward may be reached at (603) 646-9900 or via e-mail at Ward.Newmeyer@Dartmouth.edu.
Last Updated: 9/29/14