Disability Syllabus Statements For Professors
There is no set standard for what a professor is to write on their syllabus; you may choose from the following or write your own version.
If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible.
I encourage all students to discuss their educational needs with me. Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is expected to provide a Letter of Academic Accommodations from Accessible Education Services (formerly Disability Services) within the first two to three weeks of classes or as soon as the need for accommodations is identified. Excepting very rare and emergent circumstances, accommodations are not applied retroactively.
Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles aimed at giving all students equal opportunities and access to education.
There are many examples of Universal Design for Learning being used successfully in the classroom available online. New methods, techniques and resources are created everyday. This resource from the University of Washington's DO-IT Center shows how Universal Design for Learning is being practiced on campuses nationwide.
Handy cheat sheets for creating accessible content in various forms and programs.
E-book sites: Project Gutenberg (which also links to sites with e-books in other languages), Bartleby (which includes fiction, non-fiction, verse and reference books), Bibliomania or LibriVox which has free public domain audiobooks.
TechMatrix: A resource search engine which can be customized by content as well as by learning disability.
Captioning options: Search from a library of captioned media. or from captioned videos from youtube of vimeo. There are also resources available which will help you to caption your video or caption an older video if a captioned version cannot be found.