Resources For Faculty & Staff

General Resources:

Training Available for Creating Accessible Documents:

Disability Awareness:

Univeral Design Resources:

Service Animal Resources

Resources Specifically for Faculty

Syllabus Statement

  • As per the Humboldt Syllabi Policy, the following language should be included in your syllabus
    • Students with Disabilities:  Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations should contact the Student Disability Resource Center, Lower Level of the Library, Suite 8, (707) 826-4678 (voice) or (707) 826-5392 (TDD). Disability accommodations must be pre-approved by the Student Disability Resource Center.

      Your classrooms should be equipped with at least one desk and chair for students with disabilities or temporary physical challenges. Please assure that students who need this equipment are able to use it.  If you are not physically challenged yourself, please assume that others may indeed need that furniture -- even if they do not appear to be disabled: Please select another seat in the classroom.

Making Online Learning Courses Accessible

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., Director of Accessible  Technology Services and founder of DO-IT, offers a lecture to faculty in which she offers 20 tips, both in educational practices and in more technical practices, for how faculty can make their courses more accessible to students with disabilities.
20 Tips for Instructors about Making Online Learning Courses Accessible 

Creating Accessible Documents from Scanned Images That Will Be Uploaded to Canvas

  • If you need assistance creating accessible documents from scanned images, contact the Accessible Resources Center (ARC) office.  Staff are there to assist faculty in creating accessible materials that will be posted to Canvas. 

Maintain Confidentiality

Confidentiality in the accommodation process is the responsibility of all parties.  SDRC cannot divulge specifics about a student's disability, and faculty should maintain confidentiality as well.  It is important that faculty do not discuss a student's disability or accommodation request with other faculty or students or discuss an accommodation request in class.  Some students will be comfortable discussing and sharing details about their disability; however, some students wish to keep such information private.  Regardless of the student's comfort-level in discussing his or her disability with you, the decision to disclose disability-related information should be the student's decision.

SDRC Available for Consultation

The staff at the Student Disability Resource Center are available for consultation and to serve as a resource to faculty.  If you have questions about specific accommodations or more general questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SDRC. 

University of Washington's DO-IT Program - Faculty Resources


Resources Specifically for Staff

Event Brochure Statement Regarding Accommodations

  • The following language should be placed on all function communications (i.e., flyers, bulletins, or other function announcements).  If accommodations cannot be made by the sponsor organization, please call the Student Disability Resource Center for assistance with the provision of services or consultation.
    • Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations should contact the [sponsor] at [sponsor's phone number], or email at [sponsor's email] as soon as possible.  Some accommodations may take up to several weeks to arrange.