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University of Connecticut Division of Student Affairs Center for Students with Disabilities

Faculty & Staff Resources



Accessibility Checklist

Use this accessibility checklist to aid in planning University events. Event planners are encouraged to contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (486-2020) for assistance.

Adapted from AASE & Smith ACCESSIBILITY CHECKLIST, 1990


Information for Resident Assistants and Hall Directors

Source: A brochure provided by the Postsecondary Education Consortium, Center on Deafness at the University of Tennessee


Teaching Students with Disabilities

  • DisABILITY Resources Toolbox (DART) - Working with Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
    Be sure to check out the American Psychological Association’s DisABILITY Resource Toolbox (DART), which includes great information and tools to better support students with disabilities in higher education. By visiting each toolkit, you will gain a better understanding of your legal obligations, learn about typical accommodation strategies, improve communication skills and become aware of disability-related data, statistics and available resources. The toolkits are broken down into five sections including: Students with Disabilities in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Legal Issues-ADA, 504, FERPA, Reasonable Accommodations Explained, Recruiting Students with Disabilities, and Training Students with Disabilities in Testing and Assessment. To visit their website, click on the following link: http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/dart/index.aspx
  • FacultyWare
    Welcome to FacultyWare! This site is the product of the Universal Design for Instruction project at the University of Connecticut, and it is designed to provide you with a broad range of information and tools to enhance the design and delivery of instruction for diverse college students. Please visit us often as we grow and evolve!

Accessibility & Incorporating Technology

  • Campus Computing Project
    According to the Campus Computing Project™, this is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. They use qualitative and quantitative data to aid and inform faculty, campus administrators, and others interested in critical planning and policy issues that affect American colleges and universities.
  • Campus Technology
    Check out Campus Technology, one of higher education's top information sources, which delivers valuable information via a monthly magazine, website, newsletters, webinars, online tools and in-person events. Look for in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation.
  • Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
    Visit CITEd, which identifies evidence-based practices for integrating instructional technology to support the achievement of all students.
  • Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
    CTDLC provides E-Learning services in a variety of areas including learning system hosting, grant partnerships, online tutoring services, k-12 courses and services, instructional design and technical support.
  • Educause Learning Initiative (ELI)
    The ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations that are committed to the advancement of learning through their innovative application of technology.
  • The Horizon Project
    The NMC Horizon project helps educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions, by providing them with expert research and analysis.
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation
    Visit KnowledgeWorks, a site that provides innovative tools, training and assistance to school leaders, teachers and community stakeholders. Their portfolio includes three subsidiary organizations, New Tech Network, EdWORKS, and Strive.
  • Learning Solutions Magazine
    Go to the Learning Solutions Magazine, a publication of The eLearning Guild since 2002, which is listed as the eLearning industry’s oldest and most trusted source, for practical information on the strategies, tools, technologies, services, and best practices for the management, design, development, and implementation of enterprise-wide eLearning programs.
  • NERCOMP, NorthEast Regional Computing Program
    NERCOMP enables the informed use of information technology by providing affordable access to educational opportunities, software licensing discount programs, professional networking and collaborative opportunities and more!
  • The New Media Consortium (NMC)
    The NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research.
  • Quality Matters
    Check out QM, listed as a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development.
  • Technology Review
    Visit the MIT Technology Review to gather information about technology through features, news analysis, business reports, photo essays, reviews, interactive digital experiences and more, read expert opinion, and examine data to understand new technologies and their impact!
  • W3C
    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where member organizations, full time staff and the public work to develop Web standards. Review information on accessibility, internationalization, developing economies, and more, join community and business or working groups, check out validators and software, and more!

Instructional Strategies & UDI

Working with Veterans

Web Resources

The CSD keeps an updated list of links to websites that we think you may find useful in addition to the following Faculty & Staff resources.