The Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources


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Syllabus Statement

Please include the following statement in your syllabus:

The University of Toledo embraces the inclusion of students with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and seamless access for full participation in all courses. For students who have an Accommodations Memo from The Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources, I invite you to correspond with me as soon as possible so that we can communicate confidentially about implementing accommodations in this course.

For students who have not established affiliation with The Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources and are experiencing disability access barriers or are interested in a referral to health care resources for a potential disability or would like information regarding eligibility for academic accommodations, please contact the The Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources Office by calling 419.530.4981 or sending an email to

The Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources collaborates with our campus community to create and promote an accessible inclusive environment for all students. Faculty are a key component in this process. Our staff is committed to working with you to effective implementation accommodations and promote universal course design.

Our Accessibility Specialists work with students and faculty enrolled in specific colleges. We are available to consult with you about specific students or general curricular concerns.

Disability Accommodations Portal-Step by Step Guide

1. Open Browser
2. Go to the Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources home page.
3. In the banner of the website click on the ‘Disability accommodations Portal” tab.
4. This will then send you to Disability Accommodations Portal where you will need to click on the “Faculty Login” button, and log in with your UTAD account information.
5. Next page will populate on your screen. Please click the “Continue to View Student Accommodations” button. 
6. Select/enter the term and or course you would like to search
7. The following screen will appear and show a list of students who require accommodations.
8. View a student's specific accommodation by clicking the student's name or view button.
You are all set! Go forth and accommodate!

Digital Accessibility

The University of Toledo has made a commitment to providing accessible content in all of our digital spaces. We all have a responsibility to design and create content to make this commitment a reality. Please refer to The University of Toledo Digital Accessibility Policy to ensure compliance on your part.

Blackboard Ally Resources

Ally Basic
Ally Quick Start
Ally Indicators

Captions/Audio Description

It is best practice to purchase and use captioned videos. All videos shown as part of your courses or at events must be properly captioned. If you have a video that is not captioned contact the publisher to see if one is available. If this is not an option, please contact our office for assistance at

Providing accessible multimedia assists numerous populations of individuals beyond people with disabilities. To gain a better understanding of various methods of accessible multimedia, Accessible Videos provides examples and definitions of these methods.

Universal Design

Universal Design Guidelines

Additional Resources

University Teaching Center

Microsoft Office Accessibility Center

National Center on Disability and Access in Education

Tutorials on how to make Microsoft and Adobe documents accessible:

  • Heading Styles
  • Alternate Text or Alt Text marking
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Adding Hyperlinks
  • Columns
  • Tutorials for Captioning YouTube Videos
  • Creating Accessible Electronic Content
  • Identifying Web Accessibility Issues

Make Your Email Accessible

Microsoft Office Accessibility Center

How to Present with Real-time Automatic Captions or Subtitles in PowerPoint

Last Updated: 6/27/22