To faculty, accessibility at SJSU means:

  • Providing accessible (Section 508 compliant) instructional materials.
  • Creating an inclusive environment in the classroom that enables all students to be successful in attaining an education, regardless of disability.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in the event of an emergency evacuation.
  • Incorporating the principals of Universal Design for Learning when developing a new course or redesigning a current course.
  • Making textbook and course curriculum decisions early.
  • Providing a list of textbooks, course readers and library reserves to the Spartan Bookstore irrespective of the source you choose for purchasing.
  • Attending workshops to learn how to make your web site accessible, especially if used to provide instructional materials.
  • Attending workshops to learn how to make your documents and media accessible.
  • Checking criteria before buying any new electronic and/or information technology (such as computer hardware and software) by visiting PASS How to Get Products and Services.
  • Discouraging stereotypical behavior.

If you are a faculty member with a disability, this also means:

  • Gaining better access to electronic and information technology.
  • Becoming familiar with the resources provided by the Employment Accommodations Resource Center (EARC) by scheduling an intake appointment to determine eligibility and services.