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Faculty play an important role in creating and maintaining an accessible learning environment, while at the same time maintaining academic standards. As part of its mission to advocate for and accessible environment and to assist faculty. In making modifications, Disability Services offers some of the following:
This handbook gives in-depth discussion of civil rights for students with disabilities, directed toward faculty.
This is a checklist for faculty about informing students about and making reasonable modifications, with the strong implication that academic standards are good for students with disabilities, too.
Information Technology offers information and training on accessibility through technology: electronic documents, web pages, and audio/visual information.
Designing an Accessible Online Course
UMOnline provides a tutorial in Moodle, titled Designing an Accessible Online Course, that presents strategies for designing accessible online content. To access the tutorial, log into Moodle and go to this address: https://umonline.mrooms3.net/course/view.php?id=3284. The tutorial has guest access and is available to all UM students and faculty.
Disability Services encourages faculty members to inform students of their intent to accommodate them. This notice invites students to initiate the modification process in a respectful and effective way.
For the convenience of instructors, Disability Services offers test modification services. Instructors may choose to provide modifications independently or through Disability Services.
Disability Services encourages faculty members to consider these advising tips when a student discloses a disability.
This award-winning policy statement, written primarily for students, contains a number of useful items for faculty as well. Examples include discussions of respective faculty, student and institutional responsibilities.