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Accommodations should not compromise the academic quality of the course.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are federal laws that require K-State to provide, to all qualified individuals, access to K-State programs and services including course content. Accessible course content guided by universal design principles benefits all students and reduces the need to retrofit a course when a student with accommodations enrolls.
The best time to introduce those principles is during the creation, revamp, or update of your course content. Universal design refers to the creation of environments that are inherently accessible to a wide range of people including people with disabilities. When applying universal design principles faculty and instructors should consider: different browsers; screen resolutions; disabled extensions/services; different devices; different formats; disability access; and navigation.
For more information see Course Accessibility Standards Policy.
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Student Access Center promotes disability pride, self-determination of the student, and universally accessible design principles, so that everyone has full access to university life.
Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship engages in partnerships across campus and the community to increase the visibility and impact of research and scholarship produced at K-State.
Copyright services to support the campus research community, including online assistance, face-to-face consultation, and classroom instruction.
Open Access Publishing with New Prairie Press (NPP).
Information Technology Services offers a wide range of information, technology, and communications services through seven service units.
Instructional Design services to assist you in maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of your instruction in on- or off-campus learning environments.
Multimedia and Video services to help you plan, produce, edit and distribute video.
Technology Classrooms technology resources are provided in the majority of classrooms and includes a projector, laptop connection, sound system, and internet connection.
K-State Online FAQ: FAQ on course management at K-State.
K-State Canvas Training: Advanced Canvas trainings.
Web Content Accessibility: Guide to creating web accessible content.
E-Learning Quality wiki and checklist created to provide assistance as instructors design, develop and deliver online courses of the highest quality.
(Must be included within course syllabi)
Students with disabilities who need classroom accommodations, access to technology, or information about emergency building/campus evacuation processes should contact the Student Access Center and/or their instructor. Services are available to students with a wide range of disabilities including, but not limited to, physical disabilities, medical conditions, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, depression, and anxiety. If you are a student enrolled in campus/online courses through the Manhattan or Olathe campuses, contact the Student Access Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-6441; for K-State Polytechnic campus, contact Academic and Student Services at email@example.com or call 785-826-2974.
Document structure, or order in which elements are accessed, is required.
Alt Tag Tips
Check videos for captioning. Use videos that are closed captioned.
Lecture Video Tips:
Captioned Video Tips:
Figure 1: Closed Caption Icons
The World Wide Web Consortium or W3C is the international standards organization for the World Wide Web. The Web Accessibility Initiative is the section of the W3C that is responsible for the strategies, guidelines, and resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 - Pub. L. 111-260
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