Accessible course materials benefit many learners. Course materials that are accessible/compatible with screen readers, for example, can of course benefit students with visual impairments, students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities as well. In addition, student athletes traveling can also benefit from being able to have course materials read aloud while they are on a bus ride to or from a game. Generally, students that are auditory learners and English Language Learners can all benefit from this as well.
Your support in working to make course materials more accessible helps us to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To further accommodate your course materials for all learners, including those with disabilities, please review the Faculty Resource Guide. In it, you will find some helpful tips on how to best make your course resources accessible for all learners.
Please consider including the suggested syllabus statement below from the Center for Student Accommodations.
Suggested Syllabus Statement:
Manhattanville is committed to creating a learning environment that is equally accessible and participatory for all students. Students with disabilities who are seeking accommodations must register with the Center for Student Accommodations (CSA) in order to engage in the intake process. Students choosing to use their approved accommodations must renew their letter every semester with CSA. In addition, students are responsible for providing their professors with their approved accommodation letters and discussing their needs. For more information, please contact the Center for Student Accommodations:
Please note that the Center for Student Accommodations will be entirely remote for the Fall 2020 semester. We will be available for contact from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, either by email or Microsoft Teams.