Faculty & Staff Resources
The Accessibility Services office is a resource to Faculty and Staff to help promote equal access principals and maintain compliance with ADA, Section 504 and WCAG legal standards at the College.
Faculty should include the following statement about disability within their syllabus:
- Syllabus Statement for Faculty (Last Update 11/2022)
Accommodated Testing Information
- Testing Center Guide for Faculty
- How to Complete a Test Reservation Form (Student Instructions)
- Brightspace Extended Time Instructions
- ExamSoft Extended Time Instructions (Coming Soon)
- BIO & AMG Practical Procedures (Coming Soon)
- ANT 210 Practical Procedures (Coming Soon)
- General Accessibility Services Information
Other related procedures
- Accommodations Glossary (Coming Soon)
- Service Animal Policy
Classroom Accessibility Tools
- Online Learning’s Guides for Creating Accessible Content (PPT, PDF, MP4, DOC)
- Universal Design for Learning in Higher Ed
Learning and Training
Accessibility Services staff offer training to faculty, staff, and departments at NCCC throughout the semester and by request. Interested in having us speak to your class? We will also present on topics of services at NCCC, accessibility design, disability rights, adaptive technology and more. Contact 716-614-6728 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a training today!
Additionally, SUNY provides opportunities for campuses to obtain professional development to establish and maintain accessible environments. Below are workshops SUNY provides to faculty and staff.
The SUNY Center of Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners certificate program is a face-to-face or facilitated online competency development course that will help you gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments. The course is a collaborative effort of instructional designers, faculty, disability services professionals and a learning environments expert. This course is customizable. For more information, contact: ContactCOTE@suny.edu.
- SUNY has entered into an agreement with Deque Systems Inc. to provide accessibility training across all SUNY campuses. Deque University is an online digital accessibility training platform that provides comprehensive training on a wide variety of topics including web accessibility, document accessibility, accessibility testing and more.
- Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners: This free Open SUNY course was developed by a collaborative team that includes instructional designers, disability services professionals, technologists, and faculty members from SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Buffalo State College.
- AHEAD – Association on Higher Education and Disability – https://www.ahead.org/
- ATHEN (Access Technology Higher Education Network) – https://athenpro.org/
- Accessibility Online – a joint project of the ADA National Network and the US Access Board – https://www.accessibilityonline.org/training
- WebAIM (web accessibility in mind) – https://webaim.org/
- The Diagram Center – http://diagramcenter.org/diagramwebinars.html
- The Assistive Technology Industry Association – http://www.atia.org/webinars/