2013 WTCS Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Guidelines

January 07, 2014

The guide is a revised version from the 1996 and 2006 Guidelines and developed by an excellent WTCS Workgroup of Disability Services Coordinators and Staff. The guide provides information to faculty and instructors on instructional accommodations for classroom activities and student learning in the postsecondary setting.

The 2013 WTCS Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Guidelines include the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Legislation and Definitions
  3. Policies and Procedures for Disabilitly-related Accommodations
  4. Strategies and Accommodations for Instructors and Faculty, including Universal Design of Instruction (UDI), Instructional Strategies, Possible Accommodations, Examples of Assistive Technology, and Possible Accommodations for the Admissions Process.
  5. FAQ About Accommodations
  6. Resources/Websites
  7. Appendices
    • Examples of Instructor/Faculty Notification and Accommodation Forms
    • Examples of State of Accommodations for Class Syllabus
    • Examples of Educational Contract or Syllabus Quiz
    • EASI: "Ten Tips for Online Teachers" 2011 by Norman Coombs
    • Helpful Tips for Instructors/Faculty Sign Language Interpreting Services Compiled by Milwaukee Area Technical College Staff