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Related to Teaching Students with Disabilities

Federal and state laws require faculty members to allow students with approved accommodations to receive those accommodations as written in their accommodations letter. If you have questions or concerns about whether or how to implement an approved accommodation please contact the disability coordinator for your school.

Disability-Specific Websites

These websites contain information about and strategies for teaching individuals with specific disabilities.

Instructional Resources

Disability Resources and Awareness

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) at the University of Washington serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Universal Design for Instruction

Universal Instructional Design is an approach to designing course instruction, materials, and content to benefit students of all learning styles without adaptation or retrofitting. Resources about the philosophy and support for instruction methods can be found at DO-IT's Center for Universal Design in Education.
Some strategies include:

The video, Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction, may be freely viewed online at

Assistive Technology

AccessIT at the University of Washington has a compilation of resources that promotes the use of assistive technology for students, as well as employees, with disabilities in educational institutions. The mission of AccessIT is to support the efforts of educators, policy makers, librarians, technical support staff, students and employees to make academic achievement possible through the implementation of assistive technology.





Thank you to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for providing the majority of the content for this page.