Faculty members should seek to make their courses accessible to all students. Faculty members can assist students by placing a statement about the Office of Academic Accessibility, like the examples provided below, in their syllabi.
Accessibility Statement Example #1:
UNC-Asheville values the diversity of our student body as a strength and a critical component of our dynamic community. Students with disabilities or temporary injuries/conditions may require accommodations due to barriers in the structure of facilities, course design, technology used for curricular purposes, or other campus resources. Students who experience a barrier to full access to this class should let the professor know, and/or make an appointment to meet with the Office of Academic Accessibility as soon as possible. To make an appointment, call 828.232.5050 or email email@example.com. Learn more about the process of registering, and the services available through the Office of Academic Accessibility here: accessibility.unca.edu
While students may disclose disability at any point in the semester, students who receive Letters of Accommodation are strongly encouraged to request, obtain and present these to their professors as early in the semester as possible so that accommodations can be made in a timely manner. It is the student’s responsibility to follow this process each semester.
Accessibility Statement Example #2*:
It is the policy and practice of the University of North Carolina, Asheville to create inclusive learning environments. If you are student with a disability and would like to seek accommodations, please contact the Office of Academic Accessibility. If you have not received accommodations previously, but there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion—such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos—please contact the Office of Academic Accessibility at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828. 232. 5050.
*This syllabus statement has been adapted from a template provided by Dr. Adam Meyer
Director Inclusive Education Services, University of Central Florida