Include a statement in your syllabus inviting students to discuss access needs for your online course. Faculty can then contact Student Disability Services (SDS) for assistance.
Documents shown via projector and/or online are easy to view and have proper color contrast. Handouts are available online in accessible formats for use with assistive technology such as text or screen readers, magnification tools.
Text should be standard serif and sans serif font.
Classrooms should have a clear path of travel (36” aisle) for wheelchair users.
Use microphone for amplification and have assistive listening devices available and operational.
Ensure that classroom equipment is within reach and accessible. If lecture area is not accessible by wheelchair, check in with student occasionally to see if s/he has questions.
Describe content written on blackboard or presentation for low vision students (e.g., problems on blackboard, iClicker questions).
Arrange office hours in accessible location (if necessary).
Inform students with mobility disabilities about the access features of field trip destinations or alternate class locations (e.g., accessible entrance, elevators). Have an alternate plan for student if access is not readily achievable.