Services for Students with Disabilities

2020 Accessibility Toolkit

Accessibility Toolkit created by the Center for Academic Innovation.

Q: Who is this toolkit for?

A:  Instructors who develop and teach online courses; Learning Experience Designers who design online learning experiences; People who are interested in learning about accessibility best practices.

Q: What is this toolkit about?




Faculty Procedures

Requests for academic accommodations are initiated by the student. A student must meet with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) to obtain the necessary documentation for approved accommodations. SSD will provide the student with a Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations (VISA) form.



Did You Know? The Americans with Disabilities Act...

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a person with a disability is one who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity  
  • Has a record of such an impairment
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment “Major Life Activities” include, but are not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

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