This section examines accessibility in diverse educational settings, and in curriculum that may utilize specialized equipment.
1. Develop a written strategy for promoting accessible labs and internships that includes at a minimum the following:
- Advisement for internship hosts and laboratory PIs that reasonable accommodations must be made for disabled students in order to comply with UCOP and campus policy
- Requirement of internship hosts and laboratory PIs to provide information regarding the accessibility of their built and digital environments before incorporating students. This should include their identifying who will be responsible for ensuring a prompt, adequate response to a disabled student who requests an accommodation (including to support their use of specialized equipment).
- Advisement for procuring employees that purchases of hardware, software, equipment and/or furniture must be reviewed for accessibility. Refer to the UCOP Information Technology Accessibility Policy and the UC Accessibility Requirements | Supply Chain Management
- Advisement that there must be adequate clear floor space (for persons with mobility limitations) to maneuver around any specialized equipment.
2. Develop a written strategy to ensure that instructors of online courses receive training on best practices for giving accessible presentations. It should include:
- A Protocol to ensure that on-line instructional materials are consistently checked for accessibility (e.g. e-books and pdfs that are accessible with screen readers, video materials that are captioned and audio-described).
- Advisement that ALL videos used for instructional purposes must be captioned.
- Advisement that all online presentations be captioned; minimally, online course syllabi should contain notifications regarding an attendees ability to request a reasonable accommodations. See the section on Faculty for model language.
- Advisement that any website a student is required or requested to visit (e.g. faculty website, a research resource), should be evaluated for accessibility.
3. Ensure that all employees assisting with Study Abroad programs are aware of the policies and best practice for inclusion of disabled students.
- This slide deck covers the law, policy and best practice for ensuring disability inclusive Study Abroad experiences.
- This webpage was created by disabled students to share their experiences of Study Abroad
How to Talk and Discuss About Accessibility with Vendors (similar to link in Purchasing, above, but still applicable)
- How to talk and discuss about accessibility with vendors
- U.S. Access Board: Chapter 3: Clear Floor or Ground Space and Turning Space
- Best Practices for Creating Accessible PowerPoints and Inclusive Presentations
- How can you make your presentation accessible? | DO-IT
- Add subtitles and captions - YouTube Help
- 508 Accessible Videos – How to Caption Videos – Digital.gov