Resources for Faculty and Staff
Access is a University-wide responsibility. Active participation by faculty and instructors in collaboration with Purdue's Disability Resource Center (DRC) and the student with a disability student is often key for creating an accessible experience.
Listed below are institutionally-supported practices that create a more accessible and inclusive learning experience for all students:
- Include the required syllabus statement for access on all course syllabi
- Ensure Sign Language Interpreters or CART writers have appropriate seating in the classroom
- Accessible transportation is available for field trips as requested
Exams and Learning Assessments
Partner with DRC to ensure all student assessments/exams are accessible. Options include:
- Coordinating accommodations yourself within the classroom, office or department
- Arranging for DRC to administer classroom exams with accommodations
- Designing student assessment activities that minimize the need for accommodations
Accessible Course Materials and Content
Creating accessible materials ensures they can be read by a variety of users, including people who use assistive technology, such as screen readers, screen magnification and text-to-speech software. They are also are easier to access on a variety of newer devices, including smartphones, e-readers, iPads and other mobile devices, because the text “reflows” to fit the screen.
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