Faculty Resources

Accommodating Students with Disabilities

All faculty should provide students with a syllabus statement, and are responsible for knowing and adhering to UCA policies for accommodating students with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Academic accommodations for each student are determined by the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) on an individual basis, with input from qualified professionals. Accommodations are intended to level the playing field for students with disabilities, while maintaining the academic integrity and standards set by the university.

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services is available to provide the college faculty with clear, practical information about teaching students with disabilities. We can provide you with information about disability laws, an explanation of your rights and responsibilities as faculty, the types of services and accommodations available at UCA, the policies and procedures that students must follow in order to receive accommodations, as well as strategies for teaching students with particular disabilities. We are also available to provide consultation to individuals and presentations to departments for Universal Design in Education, which is an approach to creating an inclusive classroom environment that meets the needs of students with diverse learning styles. Please do not hesitate to call the OARS with your questions. We are here to support you in your efforts to make your classroom accessible.

Quick Links

Providing Online Accommodations

Blackboard Accessibility Features

Note taker Information and FAQ for Faculty

Accommodating Students Approved for Accessible Course Materials 

OARS Recording Lecture Agreement

Transcription Services in the Classroom

Importance of Captioning YouTube Videos for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Information on Testing Accommodation and Services

Service Animal Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Blackboard Ally Educator Information Page

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines