6. (28) The course adequately addresses the needs of the students with disabilities via alternative instructional strategies and/or referral to special institutional resources.
Not Observed Insufficient Moderate Use Meets Criterion Completely
The School of Library and Information Science is committed to accessibility of all instructional materials. The School requires all faculty members to provide a text equivalent of audio content and provides transcription services as needed. Synchronous captioning is provided as needed in web conference sessions.
All course materials are in digital format which allows users to access technology assistance for particular needs (e.g., display with larger font size, individual selection of color/contrast, audible reading of text). Standard file formats are used for course materials and all students are required to have the appropriate software.
The University’s Learning Management System, Desire2Learn, is fully accessible. See D2L accessibility details.
Faculty members use the library’s online course reserves for class readings. The library ensures that PDF files are properly prepared to support automated audible reading.
Textbook selections are posted well in advance of the semester start to allow time for any needed conversions to alternate formats.
The School’s web site is accessible and each page is checked for compliance with accessibility standards. The site is well organized with multiple forms of information access (search, A to Z index, grouping of content areas). All School-produced videos (e.g. guest speakers and colloquia) are captioned to ensure accessibility.