Carnegie Mellon University

Catherine Getchell

Adjunct Instructor, Information Systems


Catherine Getchell has served as the Director of CMU’s Office of Disability Resources since 2016.  During her time at CMU, she has spearheaded several initiatives on campus to promote digital accessibility across the campus community.  These include trainings and professional development activities for faculty, staff, and students, as well as working closely with development teams and third party vendors to ensure accessibility of digital materials for all users.


She received her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Yale University in 2002 and her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2004.