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Student Disability Resource Center

Classroom Accessibility

An open mind and a few minor adjustments can make a substantial difference in fostering the success of your students.

Make Your Class Accessible

Improve the accessibility of your Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well as PDF files and videos you create.

7 Ways to Make Your Class Accessible [docx] 

Syllabi Statements

Faculty and staff are encouraged to discuss accommodations with students at the beginning of each semester. You may want to include one of these statements on your syllabi:

  • Shorter Version:
    Any student with a documented disability should contact the Student Disability Resource Center at 777-6142 to make arrangements for appropriate accommodations.
  • Longer Version:
    Students with Disabilities: The University of South Carolina provides high-quality services to students with disabilities, and we encourage you to take advantage of them. Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: (1) Register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center in Close-Hipp, Suite 102, and (2) Discuss with the instructor the type of academic or physical accommodations you need. Please do this as soon as possible. All course materials are available in alternative format upon request.

Alternative Testing

For more information related to test proctoring, please visit the Alternative Testing page for Instructors

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