Faculty Responsibilities


Your Students with Disabilities

Accommodating students with disabilities is an institutional responsibility. Students with disabilities must first disclose their need for academic accommodations and provide appropriate documentation of their disabilities to the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) to determine eligibility. Academic accommodations are then implemented by faculty and staff under the guidance of the AAAC's disability specialists. Visit the Faculty Center of the AAAC website for more information on the accommodations process.

 Your Online Course Content

Creating accessible course content and electronic documents can make a crucial difference for students with disabilities but can also benefit all of your students. For example, videos that have captions can be used by all students to search for content within that video. PDF documents that are accessible can also be more easily searched by all students. For more information and instructions for creating accessible content, visit KU's content accessibility site.

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Empowerment Yoga provides an opportunity for survivors of trauma to reconnect with their bodies. Explore this with a free course provided through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center. 

Download the Spencer Museum of Art mobile app before your next visit to the museum. The app is available on iTunes and Google Play. It currently features audio description of "Untitled (Flag 2)" by Josephine Meckseper which is part of a nationwide public art project, "Pledges of Allegiance."

Need tips for making a private residence accessible for people with mobility issues? Check out this handy guide!

The Lied's Center is installing hearing loop systems in their main auditorium and pavillion spaces as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. Come to a free event with speaker Gael Hannan on August 28th to learn more. 

Tune in to KPR Presents to hear a broadcast of Haben Girma's campus visit on Sunday, May 6 at 6:00 pm.

The Autism Across the LIfespan Conference is coming up! April 20 at the KU Edwards Campus, BEST Conference Center.

Tour the Hawk Route and see the new signs all while getting some exercise. Detail on the Walk and Learn here. After the walk, head over to the Office of Multi-Cultural affairs for a reception with refreshments and more information about the route. Drop in anytime between 1:30 and 5 pm on April 10th!

Bring your lunch and listen to Dr Ward Lyles presentation: How Can We Create More Sustainable and Compassionate Communities? Exploring the Role of Reducing Risks from Nautral Hazards.  This Lunch and Learn will be held in the Media Crossroads room on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union on March 29th from 12:30 - 1:30.

Sign up now for the National ADA Symposium, June 17-20, 2018 held this year in Pittsburgh, PA. 

A brief conversation with Catherine Johnson, Director of KU's ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessitlility, about the Hawk Route. 

Good things on the way from Google! They are starting to include wheelchair accessible routes in their google maps. This blog post describes their initial offering.

2018 Gerber Baby makes history as first with Down syndrome

Did you know the American Council of the Blind Audio Description project keeps a master list of audio described DVD's, TV shows, and streaming videos? List of alphabatized videos here. And check the audio reader Audio Description site for a listing of local events with audio description at the Lied Center and Theater Lawrence. 

Interested in participating in a study on the usage of mobile devices to support learning strategies for students with and without disabilities in STEM classes? Contact KU graduate student Jingrong (Pearl) Xie for more information at jrxie@ku.edu.

Applications are now being accepted for the Faces of Change program developed by the Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy. Check out the KYEA website for more information about the program and to apply online. 

Audio description available at The Theater Lawrence and The Lied Center.  See Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for more details.  

Former KU student Elizabeth Boresow featured in NPR story "Navigating Life on Campus When You're on the Autism Spectrum."

Texting to 911 now available in Kansas!! Read about their "Call if you can, text if you cant" specifics.   

Interested in becoming an audio describer for events at local theaters? Register now for the November training on Sunday the 12th. 

Come learn about Project Search and enjoy free coffee and donuts! October 26, 9:30 - 11:00 at Watson Library room 455. You'll learn about this unique program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities experience with hands on employment training. This is a project that benefits the participants and the departments they work for. Learn more on the 26th!

Keep checking Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader for details about Lied Center, Theater Lawrence, and Starlight events that will be described. Grease and Catch Me If You Can are just two of the events coming up that will have audio description available!

he next Alliance for Economic Inclusion meeting will be August 19, 2017 at the Kauffman Foundation from 8am-noon. The meeting will concentrate on resources for the aging population and people with disabilities in Metropolitan Kansas City. Register using the AEI online registration. 

Interested in inclusive music and dance? Spaces are still available for performers of all abilities to participate in a free week-long event (August 7 - 12) with Jesse Stewart, internationally acclaimed musician, scholar, educator, and founder of We Are All Musicians. Register online by July 28th. Email questions to improv@ku.edu

KU professor developing a video game to prepare students with disabilitie for STEM careers

Matthew W. Mosconi assumes the directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, or K-CART

12-Year-Old Creating Yelp-like  App for Accessibility

New logo selected for the hawk route and future accessible campus routes from over 40 student design submissions. 

The Kansas Autism Conference will be held March 3 and Johnson County Community College. Register now through March 1

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind

Read about the signing of the rule regarding movie captioning and audio description

Disability Studies Seminar at the Hall Center for Humanities on Nov 17

AXIS Dance Company - Changing the face of dance and disability event. 

Audio Description services provided by Audio Reader will be available for various theater and museum events in Lawrence. 

Register now for Audio Description training

Chancellor's message regarding 26th Anniversary of the ADA

Proclamation from the Governor

Proclamation of the 26th anniversary of the ADA will take place at the Lawrence City Hall meeting on July 19th at 5:45.

KU Law Professor Mike Hoeflich's opinion column on disability and accessibility

Disability rights groups march in Topeka in support of federal legislation

U.S. Dept. Of Education Releases NPRM to Improve Equity for Students with Disabilities

EEO Proposes 12% of Federal Agencies Staff Should Be Workers with Disabilities

National Council on Disability Commends Senate Commerce Committee for Hearings on Self-Driving Cars

Testing Accommodations

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick At a Time

A Point of View: Happiness and Disability

CDC Offers New Stats On Disability Prevalence

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