Disability & Accessibility Resources

Division of Student Life

Accessibility Committee

Accessibility and inclusivity for the Reed community (students, staff, faculty, and visitors) is a campus-wide commitment. The goals of the Accessibility Committee are to raise the visibility of disability-related issues on campus and to explore opportunities to improve accessibility through education, research and information sharing.

2021-2022 Committee Members

Committee members serve as liaisons between their offices/departments and Disability & Accessibility Resources. If you have a question about accessibility or an idea to make campus more inclusive and accessible, please contact a committee member from the relevant area. Members include:


  • Chris Toutain, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, committee chair
  • Robert Brigham, Conference & Events Planning - As an event manager for the college, I support both Reed community members and the general public in creating an experience at Reed that is memorable, satisfying, safe, and accessible. Our team strives to address accessibility needs across campus as we approach events management and I operate as the main point of contact for our team.

  • Laurel Brown, Facilities Services

  • Jessika Chi, Institutional Diversity - As the Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity, I oversee all initiatives, programs, and events for the office for institutional diversity. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive teaching, working, learning, and living environment for all community members at Reed. We work with offices and departments to examine policies and procedures so that we can create more equitable and inclusive practices.

  • Jess Gibson, Disability & Accessibility Resources - At DAR we work directly with students, faculty and staff to manage the accommodations process for students at Reed. Through a number of campus initiatives, staff and faculty trainings, and campus partnerships, we work to raise awareness and to address possible barriers across campus in efforts to increase accessibility for all in our community.

  • Jason Parker, Information Technology - As the representative from Information Technology, I consult with the committee on accessibility issues ranging from classroom technology and course materials to website design and third-party software recommendations.

  • Megan Simón, Student Engagement


  • Alexandra Hrycak


  • Beq Yonaka, Student Body Senate - As the Senate liaison to the Accessibility Committee, I gather student feedback regarding academic accommodations and general college accessibility and serve as the intermediary between the committee and the general student population.