Useful Information for Faculty
Students receive a variety of services from ASC.
The following guidelines may be useful for faculty.
Referring Students to the Accessibility Support Center
If you notice a student struggling in your class with focus, following instructions, transposing letters/numbers, exhibiting more than normal frustration or anxiety, reports PTSD or mental health issues, physical impairments, or anything that makes you think that this student may need more support than you can provide, please refer to the ASC. Note that students who are walked over to our location are more likely to follow-through with services. Please let the student know that these services are confidential.
Recommended Language for Syllabus
ASC provides a model statement for syllabi as follows:
“Students needing academic support/accommodations should contact the instructor as soon as possible. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to ensure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Support Center (ASC) at (831) 479-6379 or (831) 479-6370, located in the HUB/2nd floor of the library, room 1073.”
An accommodation is an adjustment or modification for disability to ensure equal access to course materials for a person with a disability. Examples of accommodations might include extra time on tests, preferential seating, notetakers, or alternate formats such as digital text, audio, or braille. Students who are eligible for accommodations must provide to their instructors an accommodation form, signed by an ASC faculty specialist.
Students with accommodations for extended time on tests or a need for a distraction-reduced environment, schedule their exams at the Proctor Center.
Please submit all quizzes and exams a minimum of one (1) business day in advance so that the proctor is prepared to provide the exam when the student arrives. Make sure to include all instructions or special considerations with your test. See Proctoring Page
When students require Alternate Media, such as enlarged print for their exams, it is essential the test arrives at the ASC office at least one business day in advance to ensure that the Alternate Media Specialist has time to make the necessary changes.
The exams can be submitted either by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR, In-person at the Proctor Center. (Please use PINK ENVELOPE)
Captioning and Deaf Students
Deaf and hearing-impaired students will sometimes have interpreters and will need access to any videos shown in your class through captioning or subtitles. Here is a sample of a letter you may receive if you have a deaf student enrolled in your class.
Creating Accessible Media
Faculty are responsible for providing accessible media in their classes. The Teaching and Learning Center provides faculty and staff resources and training to create accessible media and web pages. Training also includes steps for captioning video and web content design.
- Creating Accessible Web Pages
- Accessibility Issues in Distance Education
- Faculty Training: CCC Accessibility Center