Creating Accessible Courses

Creating accessible courses

You can support students with qualifying medical conditions by taking steps to make your courses more accessible to them.

Syllabus statement

AES recommends including a statement in your syllabus that encourages students with qualifying medical conditions to contact AES, along with the office’s contact information.

Sample statement

Every attempt will be made to provide accessibility measures (accommodations) to students with qualifying medical conditions (e.g. mental health, learning, chronic health, physical, hearing, vision, neurological, etc.), under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You must have established your eligibility for support services through Accessible Educational Services for qualifying medical conditions. Note that services are confidential, may take time to put in place, and are forward moving. Captions and alternate media for print materials may take three or more weeks to get produced. Please contact Accessible Educational Services (AES) at 812-855-7578 as soon as possible if accessibility measures are needed. The office is located on the basement floor of Eigenmann Hall, #001.

Course materials

The Accessiblity at IU website has guidelines for creating accessible course materials, including: