Resources

The following resources may be helpful to you in supporting students with disabilities:

General

Teaching Tips for an UDL-Friendly Classroom

Advice for implementing strategies based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as well as links to practical resources (ex: how to create an accessible document and PowerPoint).

Teaching all Students, Reaching All Learners

The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has created this online professional development resource. Topics include Hidden Disabilities, Assistive Technology, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Nondiscrimination in Higher Education: What’s the Law?

A tip sheet designed by the Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETC) at Rochester Institute for Technology that outlines legal parameters and faculty role in providing reasonable accommodations.

Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome: A Professor’s Guide

A 15-minute video produced by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) that provides insight on what it means to be a college student on the Autism spectrum and ways in which faculty can offer support.

OpenDyslexic Font

Open source font, which may help to increase readability for some people who have Dyslexia. Available to download at no cost for MAC, Windows, IOS, and Android.

Bates Specific

Free/Lower-Cost Assistive Technology Resources

A sampling of programs and apps that may be helpful for students with disabilities, as well as all learners, to be aware of.

Tips for Talking with Your Professors

This is a guide for students but may also be helpful for faculty in navigating conversations around implementation of accommodations and disability.