The following links are resources from other sites for creating accessible content:
Video Series: Creating Accessible Documents
Video Series: Checking Accessibility
Allan Hancock College is mandated by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide equal access to all educational material, including videos, to students who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. This means that all video materials shown in class or online must be closed-caption and more specifically. See Penn State's video captioning resource page.
The following scenarios represent students with the most common disability situations which you are likely to encounter at Allan Hancock College. They are not meant to be detailed depictions, but rather brief sketches which comment on the major activities of most conventional courses: facilities access, note taking, test taking, and technology. It is hoped that they will give you some insight into how all of us can work together for the academic, vocational, and social success of our students.
Tips for assisting students with various disabilities:
- Auditory Processing Learning Disability
- Blind or has low vision
- Chronic back pain
- Deaf and hard of hearing
- Learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder
- Psychological disability
- Seizure disorder
More detailed descriptions on this topic can be found in the "Faculty Guide for Helping Disabled Students," supplied to each AHC faculty member. Information on laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities, teaching strategies, and forms related to our program can be found there as well.
Another well-developed internet source for postsecondary faculty can be found at the "Faculty Room." The "Faculty Room" at the University of Washington's Do-It Program contains a wealth of resources that address issues related to disabled students.
As always, we are available at any time to assist you regarding disability related issues.
The following statement can be used in your syllabus to inform your students of learning assistance accommodations:
Students with physical, learning, or mental health disabilities who believe that they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Learning Assistance authorization, based on verification of disability, is required before any accommodation can be made. Students who do not have formal documentation but feel that they may have a disability are encouraged to visit the Learning Assistance Program in Building A 304, or call 805-922-6966 x 3274.