Faculty Responsibilities

Classroom

Your Students with Disabilities

Accommodating students with disabilities is an institutional responsibility. Students with disabilities must first disclose their need for academic accommodations and provide appropriate documentation of their disabilities to the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) to determine eligibility. Academic accommodations are then implemented by faculty and staff under the guidance of the AAAC's disability specialists. Visit the Faculty Center of the AAAC website for more information on the accommodations process.

 Your Online Course Content

Creating accessible course content and electronic documents can make a crucial difference for students with disabilities but can also benefit all of your students. For example, videos that have captions can be used by all students to search for content within that video. PDF documents that are accessible can also be more easily searched by all students. For more information and instructions for creating accessible content, visit KU's content accessibility site.


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Events
News

Audio description available at The Theater Lawrence, the Lied Center, and Starlight!  See Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for more details.  

The Kansas Autism Conference will be held March 3 and Johnson County Community College. Register now through March 1

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind

Read about the signing of the rule regarding movie captioning and audio description

Disability Studies Seminar at the Hall Center for Humanities on Nov 17

AXIS Dance Company - Changing the face of dance and disability event. 

Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader will be available for various theater and museum events in Lawrence. 

Register now for Audio Description training

Chancellor's message regarding 26th Anniversary of the ADA

Proclamation from the Governor

Proclamation of the 26th anniversary of the ADA will take place at the Lawrence City Hall meeting on July 19th at 5:45.

KU Law Professor Mike Hoeflich's opinion column on disability and accessibility

Disability rights groups march in Topeka in support of federal legislation

U.S. Dept. Of Education Releases NPRM to Improve Equity for Students with Disabilities

EEO Proposes 12% of Federal Agencies Staff Should Be Workers with Disabilities

National Council on Disability Commends Senate Commerce Committee for Hearings on Self-Driving Cars

Testing Accommodations

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick At a Time

A Point of View: Happiness and Disability

CDC Offers New Stats On Disability Prevalence

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