Addresses accessibility requirements of all course content, alternate format books and materials in accordance with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Pellissippi Policy 00:04:00 Universal Design for Learning April 27, 2015
Addresses principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to be applied to course information and technology, as well as plans for faculty training.
Addresses WCAG requirements for web page accessibility.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and Senate Bill 1692 (PDF)
Signed into Law on April 16, 2014
Instructional Materials Checklist: Where to Start and Resources within Pellissippi
When considering adopting new textbooks for courses, there are questions to ask the representative of the publisher to determine if their books are in an accessible format. Alice Wershing is available to assist Committee Chairs when considering new textbooks and other instructional materials. Staff of the Disability Services office are also available to test publisher's files prior to purchase.
Alice Wershing is available to help Faculty and Staff learn about assistive technology tools and provide assistance related to creating materials that all students can use. The following checklist can assist you in getting started in creating materials to meet the needs of all students. Check the Technology Tools page and the Tip Sheets for additional resources.
Universal Design for Learning
Online and Distance Learning
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (paste the URL to test)
Fact Sheets for Making Accessible Distance Education
Compliance and Legal Issues
Student use of Technology - DOE Issues Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities when Educational Institutions use Technology