This Faculty Lounge is a place to get more information about how the DRC, faculty and students all work together as a team to ensure accessibility. You can get details on providing accommodations, such as exam accommodations, setting up an extended time exam in BlackBoard 9.1, get links to helpful policies, and get plugged into resources on a national level that can help you teach all your students effectively. Please take a few minutes to explore your Faculty Lounge by perusing the information listed on the left.
The big news for Fall 2013 is that now accommodated tests can take place in Testing Services, rather than faculty having to find a location within their department.Â Read lots more about providing exam accommodations, and let us know if you have any questions.
Here’s a little bit about the DRC’s perspective on disability and how what we do intersects with faculty.
Disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to our society and to the UALR campus community.
Creating and maintaining usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments is a shared responsibility of the campus community. Designing learning environments with usability in mind benefits all students at UALR. The DRC collaborates with faculty to ensure instruction and course design do not result in barriers to students’ inclusion or accurate assessment of achievement.
The DRC also promotes and facilitates awareness and access through training, partnerships, innovative programs and accommodations. We would love to come speak to your department to answer questions or do an inservice on the topic of your choice.
Every year the CADA Committee solicits requests for funding of accessibility improvements on campus, both physical access and programmatic access. If your department needs to make an improvement to accessibility that costs over $500, the committee wants your input and suggestions. Please follow the links on that site to make a funding request, or contact CADA if you want to consider serving on the committee.
We hope you find this information helpful, and encourage you to call and ask questions at any time.