​Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 - Resources for Online Class Accessibility

 

This page will assist you in understanding the needs of students with disabilities and provide you with information about services, policies, and procedures.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our services. Please call or schedule time with the Director, Julie Snow, or Assistant Director, Beth Claussen, in Accessibility Resources to visit about a student concern or other disability-related issue.

For those seeking to address best practices in teaching and for staff planning meetings and events, please see the section on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Accessibility Resources is located in 132 Memorial Library and can be reached at 507-389-2825.

  • Faculty and Staff who require accommodations for a disability should contact Human Resources
  • Graduate Assistants who need work accommodations for the limitations of a disability should contact Accessibility Resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions by professors in their work with students with disabilities.

Working with Students with Disabilities

Introduction page to the following 6 disability areas to support faculty in their work with students with various disabilities.

Accommodation Process

Content for faculty to understand their role in providing accommodations

Syllabus statement

This page provides a sample paragraph for professors to use on their syllabus when communicating to students their willingness to provide equal access.

​Alternative Testing Accommodation

Learn more here about the alternative testing accommodation for eligible students with disabilities. We appreciate your support to students seeking alternative testing and we've explained your role in this process.

Captioning and Academic Technology

Faculty and Staff should contact Academic Technology Services in IT as they provide accessibility consulting for online instruction and media captioning support. This page describes the captioning process and how to reach this department.

Peer Notetakers and Audio Recording

Access to course notes is critical to learning. We encourage professors to post notes and/or ppt's online so content is universally available to all students. These pages describe the process of supporting students who are eligible for the accommodation of peer notetakers or audio technology.

​Alternate Format Textbooks

Students with print disabilities (e.g. vision loss or learning disabilities) often require digital textbooks to access the content. This page describes a professor's responsibility in support to students needing alternative media accommodation.

​Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription

Faculty or staff may be required to communicate with someone who is deaf. The accommodation of sign language interpreting and transcription is typically used for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. These pages explain well what to expect.