The DRC works with faculty and staff to ensure that all of our programs, services and facilities are accessible and usable by students with disabilities. The DRC takes a collaborative approach with faculty in assisting students. Helping faculty facilitate access and success of accommodations for students is central to the DRC’s mission. Many accommodations are curriculum based, therefore the DRC must work in concert with faculty to ensure successful service delivery. If there is ever a question or need for clarification on any matter related to DRC students or services, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We deeply appreciate your continued support!
Link-Up! DRC Newsletter for BC Faculty Fall 2014 Welcome back! What a summer it has been. Personally songs such as Steam Heat, In the Heat of the Night and movies such as Some Like It Hot and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for have defined for me a delightfully long, abnormally warm summertime …more about Fall 2014 Faculty Newsletter
The community of disability service providers in post-secondary education has made a wide range of resources available free and online. Here are a some of these resources you might find helpful. The DRC also provides group and one-on-one trailing. Please contact us for more information Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction (University of Washington DO-IT …more about Additional Training & Resources
Many times technology is used in accommodating students. This technology could range from simple tape or digital voice recorders, specialized keyboards and pointing devices, to complex text-to-speech or voice recognition software. The DRC aims to provide the best technology available to students with the caveat that technology is no panacea for disability related access issues. …more about Commonly Used Technology
Many instructors offer online or hybrid courses, or at minimum have a portion of their class online. The DRC is currently partnering with the Office of Instruction and Information Resources to create a checklist for accessible online content but in the meantime, please utilize the guidelines outlined by Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM). You will …more about Creating Accessible Online Content
When creating content, there are a few basic steps that should be followed in order to assure your content is accessible. It is recommended that documents are started in Microsoft Word and then appropriately exported into PDF. A checklist is provided, with detailed instructions for each step outlined below. To see why creating accessible documents …more about Creating Accessible Documents – Word and PDFs
Each student who qualifies for services is provided a letter from the DRC stating their accommodations for the quarter. These are sent from the DRC to a student’s faculty at the start each quarter. Please review an example of this document so you will be familiar with it when a student hands one to you in …more about Instructor Accommodation Letter
Please include the following statement on your course syllabus or main content page (web based courses) that directs students to the appropriate place for disability assistance. For more information, please visit the Bellevue College course syllabus template, which is housed in MyBC under Faculty Resources at https://go.mybcc.net/instruction/instructionoffice/Syllabus%20Template/Forms/AllItems.aspx. The Disability Resource Center serves students with a …more about Disability Syllabus Statement
1. Provide a syllabus or outline that specifies the reading requirements four to six weeks in advance of the quarter. We will need to start planning even earlier (two quarters in advance) for a student who is blind and needs specially transcribed Braille or tactile materials. The updated Syllabus Template from the Office of Instruction …more about Faculty Responsibilities
The BC Accommodations Policy states: Bellevue College is committed to providing each qualified student with a disability equal opportunity in accessing the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs, and activities. These will be provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Washington Law …more about Disabilities in a Nutshell: Primer for Faculty
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