Accessibility Strategies and Resources
ADA Statement for Syllabus
Faculty should use the following statement in their syllabus:
Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Middle Tennessee State University is committed to campus access in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any student interested in reasonable accommodations can consult the Disability & Access Center (DAC) website and/or contact the DAC for assistance at 615-898-2783 or email@example.com.
Helpful Tip Of The Week
Please know that in this initiative to increase the access of all university offerings, with a special emphasis on electronic ones, the university has resources in place to help you evaluate your contributions to the campus community. Bill Burgess in the Faculty Instruction Technology Center is a great person to contact and he has published a website with detailed tips. The Center for Educational Media has taken the lead on information regarding common video access concerns - captioning and audio description. The Procurement Office is actively engaged in requesting information from vendors about the accessibility of their products during the bidding process. Several members of the ITD staff actively evaluate website and online education concerns. The Library is systematically working to make the vast amounts of information it offers the campus and overall public accessible. The Disability & Access Center is working with students individually and on initiatives that will generally benefit students. There are approximately 300 faculty and staff who have gone through a training over the past year and many more who have in previous years. Last, and I hope not least, is the commitment to my position as someone to be a resource and cheerleader to all the wonderful people that make up this forward-thinking and inclusive community.