Resources on Accessibility

Commitment to Accessibility

Michigan State University is committed to providing inclusive and accessible learning experiences for all students.  However, not all digital technology and classroom content is automatically usable in an equally effective way by all of your students; additional planning may be required to pro-actively meet the needs of students with disabilities.

 

Given our university’s responsibilities under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is important for every member of our faculty to design educational experiences that can engage all students. The university has outlined its commitment in the MSU Web Accessibility Policy

 

Importance of Accessibility at Michigan State 

 

Self-Service Resources

 

  • Web Accessibility Tutorial Page

Visit http://webaccess.msu.edu/Tutorials/index.html for tutorials on how to use specific programs (such as PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe Acrobat Pro) to create accessible course content.

 

  • D2L Self Registration Course, “Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning”

Participate in this course developed by one of our Faculty Learning Communities and the Digital Content & Accessibility in MSU Information Technology (MSU IT). You may access Self Registration courses in D2L by visiting the D2L homepage (d2l.msu.edu/) and selecting the “Self Registration” tab.  

 

People Available to Assist You

 

  • The MSU Digital Content and Accessibility Team

Email webaccess@msu.edu to learn more about accessibility for persons with disabilities and how to create more accessible and inclusive course content, websites, and classrooms. They are available to help instructors in the design of accessible content and to review past course content. 

  • Your Web Accessibility Policy Liaison

Additionally, every major administrative unit on campus has a Web Accessibility Policy Liaison, who stays up to date on the Web Accessibility Policy and supports the MAU’s faculty, staff, and students in making digital content more accessible for persons with disabilities. Find a directory of liaisons at http://webaccess.msu.edu/Help_and_Resources/liaisons.html

 

Thank you for your commitment to make learning accessible to all students.