Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
That statement has been a sanctuary for a diverse people who have been diagnosed with physical, psychological and learning disabilities as they sought accommodations to aid in their desired goal of pursuing a degree.
Ultimately, here at YSU, the success of Disability Services occurs only if the student, professor and the University work toward a common goal and from a well-informed database. As the number of students with disabilities increases, faculty need to increase their level of awareness regarding disabilities, how to best assist students with various disabilities and how to provide needed classroom accommodations so the student with disabilities has equal access to education.
The following sections provide much information that will assist faculty in supporting students with disabilities in their pursuits of higher education.
Click on the link below to complete
the faculty and staff training program,
"In Their Shoes."
Our college I.D. is penguin.
Click on the links below for details regarding information for faculty:
Many of our large documents can be viewed in PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. This program is available for free by clicking on the icon below:
Website Accessibility Resources:
Info on the web accessibility law:
W3C Website Accessibility Initiative:
WebAIM: Web Accessibility In Mind
WebABLE! Internet Accessibility Resource Database:
CAST Center for Applied Special Technology
Use It site
The Trace Research & Development Center
EASI Equal Access to Software & Information
The Faculty Room
Simple Web Accessibility Guide
Jim Thatcher's site