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 this link: Providing Academic Accommodations PowerPoint download.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.