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:

Classroom Access

  • 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.

Contact us: 

Phone: (765) 494-1247
Email: drc@purdue.edu 
Location: YONG Room 830 155 South Grant St., West Lafayette, IN 47907

Student Success at Purdue, KRCH 4th Floor, 1198 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-9328

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