Instructional Tips for SDSU Faculty and Staff
- Provide student access to course materials prior to lectures to allow the student time to arrange for alternate formats.
- Offer materials in accessible digital formats as students may need to use various software tools to enlarge or read the material and text.
- Ensure students with guide dogs can sit where appropriate to accommodate the dog.
- Provide an auditory and visual teaching approach; do the same in meetings or other encounters. Read aloud anything that is written on the board or presented on handouts, PowerPoint slides or any other visual aids. Create text-based descriptions of materials that are primarily visual or graphical in nature.
- Attempt to be specific when describing visuals (e.g., avoid “this” and “that”).
- Provide clear pathways and directions for the student who is cane traveling.
- If moving a class, be sure to have someone remain behind to let the student know (a note on the door will not suffice).
- If the classroom or office arrangement has changed, let the student know.
- Student may utilize a note taker as an accommodation for the class.