SDS Faculty & Staff Resources

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About This Page

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Student Disability Services (SDS)! While SDS evaluates and determines reasonable accommodations associated with student disabilities and health conditions, faculty members are legally responsible for administering most of these accommodations within the classroom and beyond. Our office is here to support and facilitate this process.

Quick Links and Resources

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Office of Teaching and Learning

DU's Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL) supports faculty in the advancement of transformative, inclusive, and impactful teaching and learning across all disciplines. While SDS's function is essentially reactive: providing services in response to students who self-identify the need for accommodation, the OTL's mission is proactive: continuously adapting and improving the academic experience. Together in a bourgeoning partnership, our offices work in complementary fashion to provide students with disabilities more options and better accommodations than ever before.

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Implementing Accommodations

We are here to provide support and help facilitate the administration of all approved accommodations.

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Testing Accommodations: Faculty Responsibilities

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Faculty Responsibilities for Accessible Course Content/Alternate Format Text

If you receive a Letter of Approved Accommodation (LOAA) for a student with an Accessible Course Content/Alternate Format Text accommodation, your course readings typically need to be accessible by text-to-speech (TTS) technology. At DU, we use Kurzweil 3000 as our TTS technology. 

Please fill out the Alternate Format Request Form to get support with making course readings accessible in Kurzweil 3000.

*In some unique cases, students may need a specialized format, such as braille. In these situations, someone from SDS will reach out to you to support you!*