The Center for Disability Resources (CDR), formerly known as the Office of Disability Services, will continue to support you in both online and in-person classroom spaces.
To assist you with this, we are sharing some brief user guides and general resources about implementing accommodations that may be helpful.
- Faculty Responsibilities for Ensuring Disability Access
- Quick guide: How to extend times for exams in blackboard
- Quick guide: Create accessible pdf’s
- CDR assistive technology staff are available to answer your questions. Please email CDRalternateformat@syr.edu
- For general questions related to BlackBoard, contact the IT Director in your school/college.
- Information for for Faculty/Staff regarding COVID-19
- Additional Resource: Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
- ITS, in collaboration with the Center for Online & Digital Learning, the Office of Online Student Success, and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence created the Rapid Online Course Development Guide
- Hannah S. Facknitz (UBC History MA Student and Fulbright Canada Scholar) and Danielle E. Lorenz (UAlberta Educational Policy Studies PhD Candidate and CJDS Associate Editor) have assembled a collection of resources on the need to listen to disabled students in higher education classrooms, called “Cripping Pandemic Learning in Higher Education”
- An explanation of who they are and why they created these documents: Cripping Pandemic Learning in Higher Education: An Explanation
- A pre-course teaching and learning analysis document for instructors and faculty: Cripping Pandemic Learning: Pre-Course Teaching and Learning Analysis
- A collaborative list of resources for instructors and professors to look at when planning their courses: Cripping Pandemic Learning in Higher Education Collaborative Resource Document
A collaborative list of refereed resources for instructors and professors to look at when planning their courses: Cripping Pandemic Learning: Collaborative Academic Resource Document
If you have questions regarding a particular student or accommodation(s), please reach out to the student’s CDR Access Coordinator, listed at the top of their accommodation letter.