For specific guidance and assistance with providing accommodations, contact Student Disability Services

During periods of disruption or closure, instructors may need to begin online instruction with little notice or preparation time. In

Here are some additional ways that online instructors can ease their transition and continue to support success for all students, including students with disabilities.

Take the time to get to know your technology.

  • Passwords, addresses, DUO, file sharing and other processes may look different, depending on your location. Set up and test connections, double-check access to online accounts, make sure your students can access your shared resources.
  • Review your content to determine whether you need to adapt or repurpose documents or other information for online delivery.
  • Consolidate your course materials. Share online materials and communications in a dependable location, and make sure your students have access as appropriate. Include instructions for use, and links to any accessibility resources.
  • Minimize the number of online tools a student must access to participate in your course. Avoid unnecessary redundancy (e.g., don’t use YouTube and Vimeo for posting videos)
  • For a variety of reasons, students may be unable to work entirely online. Consider building assignments, projects, formative assessments, or other activities that allow students to learn offline. Be aware that these must also be accessible.
  • Some students may need extra time to read or process information. Provide digital handouts or other materials in an accessible format so that students can review the content prior to a discussion or real-time session.
  • Unless time is essential to the learning objectives, consider removing time constraints for online tests
  • Let your students know that they are welcome to reach out to you to discuss individual needs regarding access and accommodations