- Select course materials early so that students and the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services have enough time to create or obtain alternative text, including Etext, Braille, and large print.
- Make syllabi, short assignment sheets, and reading lists available in electronic format.
- Face the class when speaking.
- Repeat discussion questions.
- Write key phrases and lecture outlines on the blackboard or overhead projector.
Faculty members are encouraged to be responsive to the pedagogical needs of all students. However, students with disabilities may have some additional educational needs that they should discuss with each faculty member. For example, if a student with a visual or hearing impairment enrolls in your course, the following suggestions may be useful:
Other general and inclusive teaching suggestions, adopted from DO-IT at the University of Washington, include:
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching at WFU is another valuable resource for faculty members interested in enhancing their teaching practice.