Student Disability Services

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Main Campus
Rocket Hall 1820

Mail Stop 342
2801 W. Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: 419.530.4981

VP:   419.386.2189

TTY: 419.530.2612

Fax: 419.530.6137

studentdisabilitysvs@utoledo.edu

Faculty Handbook of Disability Resources

Faculty Handbook

The Basics: Making your course accessible to Students with Disabilities

Planning an Accessible Course - Universal Design

Syllabus Statement

The University of Toledo is committed to providing equal access to education for all students. If you have a documented disability or if you believe you have a disability and want to find out about requesting academic accommodations/adjustments in this course please contact Student Disability Services.

Rocket Hall 1820
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VP: 419.386.2189Skype Click to Call

Textbooks in an electronic format though Student Disability Services

Accessible documents for use by screen readers

PDF

Making an accessible PDF in Adobe Pro 11

Making an accessible PDF in Adobe Pro 10 and earlier

Techniques for Alternative Text for Images

Techniques for using tables

Word

Making an accessible Word document

Self-paced course for making an accessible Word document

Captions/Audio Description

If you are using a video that is not captioned, contact the publisher and ask if there is a captioned version available. It is always a best practice to purchase captioned videos initially.

amara.org- Many videos captioned in multiple languages
www.moviesubtitles.net
Frontline-PBS (most are captioned) 
Fixing YouTube Videos (*Note*- YouTube captions are not a substitute for captioning videos and require extensive editing)
Accessible Videos- examples of captions, transcripts and audio description
Audio Description- Example of a video that is audio described

Helpful Accessibility Resources

Adobe TV- Many tutorial videos on how to create accessible material. 

Planning an Accessible Event

  • Planning an Accessible Meeting
  • To ensure that all people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in campus events please use the follow disclaimer on all promotional material.

For an EVENT: If you have a disability and require an accommodation during this event, please contact (name of event coordinator) at (phone #). Accommodation requests may also be emailed to (email address) or faxed to (fax #).

Please Note: Some requests may take longer to coordinate than others, therefore advanced notice is requested and may be required to provide some accommodations.

For PRINT MATERIAL: This (pamphlet, brochure, playbill, etc…) is available in alternative format upon request. Please contact (department/college/office/) at (phone #) to make a request. Requests may also be emailed to (email address) or faxed to ( fax #).

Advance notice is required in order for the material to be available at the event. The amount of time varies on the format requested and length of the material, so please call as far ahead as possible.

DOJ Releases New Guide on Accessible Meetings
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published a new ADA guidance on conducting accessible and inclusive meetings title "Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field." It covers access to meeting sites as well as presentations, printed materials and other forms of communications. http://www.ada.gov/business/accessiblemtg.html

Sign Language/Speech-To-Text

  • D/deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals use various accommodations to access the world around them. For some, American Sign Language (ASL) is their first language and they will request an ASL interpreter at events. For others, English is their first language and they may request speech-to-text. The disclaimer above is helpful because it gives the event organizer the opportunity to discuss what accommodations are appropriate for each individual. Listed below are some interpreter and speech-to-text agencies that we have used and recommend.

    • Communication Exchange-Interpreters and speech-to-text transcribers  419.343.9321Skype Click to Call - Contact person Nancy
    • Professional Interpreters for the Deaf- interpreters only 419.517.3660Skype Click to Call - Contact person Patti
    • Shalene Germani Interpreter for the Deaf- 419.270.7660Skype Click to Call - Contact Shalene Germani
    • 2G Interpreting and transcribing- 419.320.3306Skype Click to Call or garciajoyce299@gmail.com contact person- Joyce
    • Alternative Communication  Services, LLC Remote transcribing-  1.800.335.0911Skype Click to Call - contact person Rick or T.J

Useful Links

(Content adapted from Case Western Reserve, 2012)
Last Updated: 6/26/15