Resources for Working With Students With Disabilities
By federal law, students with disabilities must be given "substantially equivalent ease of access" to Bryn Mawr’s programs and services (including courses and course material) as is had by any other student. At Bryn Mawr, students currently use a wide variety of programs to access courses and course material such as screen readers, text to speech software, Braille, audio recordings, tactile diagrams, scribes, note-takers and closed captioning. Read and Write, a literacy software program, is installed on all public computers in the library and all students with a Bryn Mawr email address can download it free onto their personal computers. Additionally, all members of the Bryn Mawr community have access to a Document Converter, which can be found on the Access Services website.
The following strategies and information were prepared by DO-IT, University of Washington. This material provides information to help faculty understand the most prevalent disabilities and offers important strategies that faculty can implement in classrooms to ensure access to a course.
- Students with Attention Deficit
- Students with Autism
- Students with Blindness
- Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Students with Health Impairments
- Students with Learning Disabilities
- Students with Low Vision
- Students with Mobility Impairments
- Students with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Students with Psychiatric Impairments