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Presentation on Providing Accommodations Now Available

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This powerpoint presentation is from the SDRC’s seminar for faculty and staff, “Providing Academic Accommodations to Students: It’s More than Just Letters.”

It will assist faculty in gaining an understanding of the role and purpose of the SDRC, and improve their ability to discuss the rights, responsibilities, and needs of students with disabilities. The PowerPoint lists strategies for working with students who have disabilities describes actions that individuals and departments can take to ensure that students with disabilities have educational opportunities that are equal to those of their non-disabled peers, and discusses strategies for working with students who have disabilities. Free and available for download by clicking on the image above or one of these links:

PowerPoint (.pptx): Providing Academic Accommodations PowerPoint.
PDF: Providing Academic Accommodations PDF

Please consider signing up for one of the upcoming faculty training sessions for Summer and Fall2018 led by Dr. Shelley Ducatt, Associate Dean and Director, SDRC and Jennifer Mitchell, Assistant Director, SDRC:

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ADA Syllabus Statement - UPDATED 3/4/2016

Taken from the Florida State official Syllabus Language Guide:

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type.
Please note that instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodation to a student until appropriate verification from the Student Disability Resource Center has been provided.   
This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.
For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the:
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167 
(850) 644-9566 (voice)
(850) 644-8504 (TDD)

Faculty Handbook

Please download our faculty handbook, which contains all the information you can find here on our website as well as copies of forms used by the SDRC:

Faculty Handbook

News on Accessible Course Content

New data from Ally, Blackboard’s new accessibility tool, is providing insight into text accessibility at the user level. As reported recently at Inside Higher Ed website, findings show that a lot of work remains to be done to progress toward the goal of universal accessibility:

“…new data from Blackboard show that the most common types of course content that students use on a daily basis — images, PDFs, presentations and other documents — continue to be riddled with accessibility issues. And while colleges have made some slight improvements over the last five years, the issues are widespread.”


The SDRC encourages faculty and staff to help bridge the gap as Florida State works toward universal accessibility in all areas for students. Please explore the references we have available here (links below) or contact us directly at sdrc@fsu.edu with questions.