The following resources may be helpful to you in facilitating access for students:
Inclusive Course Design:
Sheryl Burgstahler, member of DO-IT at the University of Washington, designed this checklist for inclusive teaching. This checklist was field tested at more than twenty postsecondary institutions nationwide.
UDL On Campus is a collection of resources developed by CAST geared towards multiple stakeholders within postsecondary institutions, including instructional designers, faculty, policy makers, and administrators. The purpose of the site is to offer an understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education and contains four sections: 1) UDL in Higher Education, 2) Course Design, 3) Media and Materials, and 4) Accessibility and Policy. Each section provides resources about addressing learner variability at the postsecondary level in an effort to improve learning opportunities, retention, and outcomes.
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).
The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience.
Refocus is an initiative designed to examine the role a college disability services office can play in challenging stereotypes about disability and creating truly equitable environments on campus. This Faculty Development section may be particularly helpful for ideas on inclusive course design and working with students.
Rights and Responsibilities:
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.
A 17-minute video produced by Pace University that provides insight on what it means to be a college student on the Autism spectrum and strategies instructors can implement to create a more inclusive environment.
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.
A sampling of programs and apps that may be helpful for students with disabilities, as well as all learners, to be aware of.
This is a guide for students but may also be helpful for faculty in navigating conversations around implementation of accommodations and disability.