Faculty ResourcesPellissippi Policy 03:03:00 Selection of Instructional Materials March 31,2014
"Accessibility of all course content, including (but not limited to) books, computer software, websites, instruction manuals, videos, study guides, laboratory manuals, and computer-assisted instruction modules must be ensured when adopting textbooks and other course materials. Faculty responsible for textbook adoption will request that sales representatives and publishers provide accessible alternate formats of their textbooks, if available, prior to agreeing to purchase the books. If alternate formats are unavailable, hard copies of textbooks will be provided to Disability Services in a timely manner when requested for alternate format development."
Instructional Materials Checklist: Where to Start and Resources within Pellissippi
When considering adopting new textbooks for courses, here are some places to search to determine if Alternate Format versions are available. You do not need to be a member to search for textbook titles. Alice Wershing is available to assist Committee Chairs when considering new textbooks. 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.
Compliance and Legal Issues
Student use of Technology - DOE Issues Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities when Educational Institutions use Technology
Online and Distance Learning
accesselearning - A ten-module tutorial that offers instructional techniques on how to create accessible Web content using various applications and technologies.
Fact Sheets for Making Accessible Distance Education