Accessible Technologies is a strong advocate for learners of all types of physical and cognitive abilities. In partnership with our colleagues in Accessibility Resources, we provide services for captioning digital media, braille production for course materials, and a range of other services for support to help ensure that we are creating a landscape at Minnesota State University, Mankato that promotes the principles of Universal Design for Learning.
We also serve as a clearinghouse for information and practical guidance in remaining compliant with a broad range of legal and ethical obligations under University, Minnesota State, local, state, and federal laws, from everything ranging from Copyright and Intellectual Property to FERPA, HIPAA, and Minnesota data privacy and protection requirements.
Instructors can request an Accessibility Course Review to ensure the accessibility of course content. This service is provided upon request for students with registered disabilities with Accessibility Resources. Priority is given to rich media such as recorded lectures, videos and movies and interactive media pieces used in the course.
In collaboration with Accessibility Resources, IT Solutions is available to consult with instructors, faculty and students who a) have a registered disability, or b) work with or teach a person with a registered disability to ensure that course materials are accessible and that workplace accommodations are adequate.
The delivery of the parameters for this service are determined by customer's goals. The resolution time defined for this service is for the delivery of a plan to execute the customer's defined goals.
Instructors using scanned materials in their courses are required by, Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to provide equivalent alternatives for students with visual disabilities. IT Solutions has a process to assist in document conversion of print materials for visually impaired learners and is available to work with instructors and students to provide translated course materials.
Instructors using media in their courses are required, by Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to provide equivalent alternatives for students with hearing disabilities. IT Solutions has a well-developed process for captioning media with nearly 100% accuracy available for instructors, faculty and students.
Instructors are increasingly dependent on a wide range of media to support instruction. If you have a video or audio clip, we can help get it digitized and posted online, while assisting in performing a four factors Fair Use analysis to ensure that we are as compliant as possible with copyright and intellectual property statutes.
- Services Included
- Charges for transcription/captioning may apply for groups outside of academic use. Estimates will be provided.
- All Minnesota State University Mankato faculty, staff, and students may access these services.
- Service Locations
- All Campus Locations
- Service Level Agreement: MNSU - Standard
Standard Service Level Agreement:
Response and resolution times for services are determined by the priority your request is given when it is received. This priority is determined by considering the scope, visibility, and operational impact of your request along with the urgency.
* Normal Priority: time to first response is 1 business day
* Normal Priority: time to resolution is 5 business days
* Important Priority: time to first response is 1 business day
* Important Priority: time to resolution is 3 business days
* Critical Priority: time to first response is 4 hours
* Critical Priority: time to resolution is 1 business day