Accessibility and 100% Engagement

Providing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

As with all events and activities, the University of Arizona is committed to providing accessible and inclusive learning experiences for all students. This includes 100% Engagement applied learning experiences, whether they take place within a course or as non-credit experiences.

As with any University of Arizona class or event, students are welcome to request reasonable accommodations should the experience you offer presents a disability-related barrier.  DRC facilitates the determination of reasonable accommodations. Please consult the resources below for suggested language to include on how potential participants can request reasonable accommodations in the 100% Engagement experience and consult with DRC on questions about accessibility.

UA DRC Syllabus Statement

Language for Marketing and Event Materials

If you need advice on how to create a barrier-free experience, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for support and consultation around access and good design strategies.

Below you will find links to several specific resources within the DRC website that may be particularly helpful in ensuring the experiences you offer are designed with all students in mind.

Universal Design for Learning: Everybody Benefits

Universal Design (UD) is the design of spaces, programs, and resources to be usable and accessible by the widest range of people possible without the need for modification or specialized design. For example, designing a building with an accessible entrance allows all users to enter together and reinforces a community commitment to inclusion.  Universal Design recognizes that by designing environments and activities to account for the range of human diversity, we create the most usable, welcoming, inclusive and sustainable experiences for a diverse audience.

Everyone benefits from good design. While individual accommodations also provide access, Universal Design often eliminates the need for individualized or specialized modifications. Some examples of Universal Design include:

  • providing materials electronically and ensuring they are compatible with screen-reading technology,
  • providing materials in advance so students can read along, print, or adjust contrast and font size,
  • using captioned videos,
  • designing your classroom space so its flexible, offers accessible paths of travel and allows for various configurations that encourage dialogue and engagement among students,
  • providing student assessments that can be completed in a variety of different formats.

To learn more, visit these links:

UA DRC Universal Design for Learning Overview
UA DRC UDL Quick Tips
Additional UDL Resources
Inclusive Classroom Practices

If you would like support to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment or a student requests an accommodation, please contact the Disability Resource Center