All instructors are encouraged to include in their course syllabi a statement inviting students with disabilities to meet with them in a confidential environment to discuss making arrangements for accommodations. This statement will help to create a positive and welcoming environment for students with disabilities. The statement also sets the tone for a collaborative model for implementing legally mandated accommodations and serves as a reminder to students who need the accommodations that these arrangements need to be discussed with faculty.
Some suggestions are provided below from which you can choose:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. Students requesting accommodations must register with Student Access Services located at 100 Heitz Hall and provide appropriate documentation to verify eligibility. You can reach the SAS at (309) 677-3654 or find more information at the Student Access Services website.
In accordance with University procedures, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, please contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You must be registered with Student Access Services located at 100 Heitz Hall. You can reach the SAS at (309) 677-3654 or find more information at the Student Access Services website.
Please address any special needs or special accommodations with me at the beginning of the semester. Those seeking accommodations based on documented disabilities should register with Student Access Services. The Office is located at 100 Heitz Hall and the phone number is (309) 677-3654. More information is also available at the Student Access Services website.
Working with Students with Disabilities
As we work together to help our students develop academic skills and strategies, here are some additional resources.
- 12 Tips for Effective Presentations
- Accessible PDF’s
- Accessible Word Documents
- Do-It Yourself Captioning
- The Ohio State University: DIY Captioning Techniques
- University of Washington: Captioning Your Own Video for Free
- National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes: Creating Offline Captioning
- Universal Design for Learning