Accessibility Resources For Faculty and Staff

Students enjoying a sunny day on UC Blue Ash Campus

Working together, we can put students first and ensure they all have the best opportunity for success. Our office provides accommodations to UC students. If you are a faculty member seeking accommodations for yourself, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Special Needs Policy

Instructors have asked for information they can include on their syllabus to alert students to our services. Here is a sample statement:

Accessibility Resources:

If you have a disability (e.g., visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical impairment, communication disorder, and/or specific learning disability, etc.) which may influence your performance in this course, you must meet with the Accessibility Resources Office to arrange for reasonable accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to meet all the requirements of this course. If you require accommodations due to disability, please contact Accessibility Resources at 513-792-8625.

Campus Location:

UC, Blue Ash 9555 Plainfield Rd., Muntz Hall, Room 112L. You will be provided an Accommodation Form indicating your accommodation needs for the quarter. Please present this form to me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure your accommodation needs are discussed, agreed upon, and provided.

Feel free to browse our site to learn what is expected of students registered with our office, to find out about what accommodations you might see in your classroom, or to learn more about our office and staff. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 513-792-8625. We look forward to working with you.


Accommodated Testing

Students inform their instructor and Accessibility Resources of their plan to take their accommodated test in Accessibility Resources Testing Area 2 days in advance, and for finals 7 days in advance.


Accessible Content

We are providing the following instructional steps on creating accessible content. Accessible content is more usable and beneficial to all students.

Below are quick tips from the National Center on Disability and Access to Education. These will give you quick steps in creating accessible documents.

Adobe Acrobat

When you scan paper documents to PDF form, you're really just taking pictures of those documents. That's great for photos and other printed images, but what if you've got a 200-page document in which you need to find a particular word or phrase? Use Acrobat to recognize the text in that scanned file, making the text searchable and usable.

These steps include best practices and how to create accessible PDF files.

  1. With your scanned document open in Acrobat, open up the Tools pane and expand the Text Recognition panel. If you can't see "Text Recognition" in the Tools pane, you can add it by selecting the menu in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on "In This File" to scan the document you've got open. You can just accept the default settings and click "Okay" when the Recognize Text box pops up, or choose specific pages to recognize, and then click "Okay."
  3. Acrobat will convert the image into usable text; to test it out, just try editing a word or sentence with the Content Editing panel. Isn't that awesome!?
  4. If you need this for an upcoming test, click File, then SAVE AS, and save a copy to a blank flash drive. When the testeer is finished with the falsh drive, remember to delete the test and return the flash drive to where they are stored for this purpose.

Instructions for older versions:

Microsoft Office

These steps include best practices and how to create accessible Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

YouTube

These steps include best practices and how to caption YouTube videos.

Additional Faculty Resources

These informational resources will help you better understand and teach students with accessibility issues. 


Contact Information

Pamela Goines - Director
John Kraimer - Program Director
Muntz Hall • Room 112L
(Far right corner of computer concourse)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (513) 792-8625
Email: ucba.accessibilityresources@uc.edu