Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD)

  • Collaboration with Center for Teaching and Learning to address Universal Design concepts in teaching and learning and using accessible technology; department presentations to new faculty and staff on disability issues
  • Offered classes related to academic success, core curriculum, and computer access
  • (LS 50 Academic Study Strategies, LS8 Developmental Math, LS9 Computer Tutorial, collaborated with Foreign Language Department on a required course which addresses learning disability issues)
  • Provided supplemental and remedial instruction in mathematics, writing, academic courses through the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program and provided assistive technology training, alternative media and computer skills training through the High Tech Center.
  • Increased the usage of alternative texts for students to provide better access  and provided training to staff in Braille, e-text production, expanded off campus resources (Book Share, RFBD), and established loan program for digital talking book equipment to support alternative media.
  • Provided the Scholarship Office scholarship information targeted to students with disabilities for incorporation into the general scholarship information database to increase availability, access, and currency.
  • Based on students’ resources and income, the TRIO SSS program assisted eligible students in obtaining financial package to meet their needs, including SSS Grant Aid.
  • Federal Workforce Recruitment Program on campus interviews for students with disabilities; off campus mentoring event at government agency; presentations to Career Center and collaboration with staff on issues related to disability.
  • Arranged disability awareness activities to foster a supportive institutional climate. Participated in campus committees aimed at increasing access and support of students.
  • Accessible Technology Initiative unified campus efforts to make campus information technology resources and services more universally accessible to provide the most effective learning environment for all students.