Planning an Accessible Course - Universal Design
The University of Toledo is committed to providing equal access to education for all
students. If you are registered with SDS and will be using accommodations in this
course, please contact me to talk about your accommodations. If you are not registered
with SDS and have a documented disability or if you believe you have a disability
and want to find out about requesting academic accommodations in this course, please
contact SDS. SDS is located in Rocket Hall room 1820.
Rocket Hall 1820
Textbooks in an electronic format though Student Disability Services
Accessible documents for use by screen readers
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
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
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 419.343.9321 - Contact person Nancy
- Professional Interpreters for the Deaf- interpreters only 419.517.3660 - Contact person Patti
- Shalene Germani Interpreter for the Deaf- 419.270.7660 - Contact Shalene Germani
- 2G Interpreting and transcribing- 419.320.3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org contact person- Joyce
- Alternative Communication Services, LLC Remote transcribing- 1.800.335.0911 - contact person Rick or T.J