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Accessibility Support Services

Accessibility Plan

The following accessibility plan was approved by the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Committee: Accessibility Plan - April 2017.

Accessibility Policy for Courses

Texas A&M International University seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified persons with disabilities. This University will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal education opportunity. It is the student's responsibility to register with the Director of Student Counseling and to contact the faculty member in a timely fashion to arrange for suitable accommodations. For more information, contact the Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) via phone at 956.326.2230, online at http://www.tamiu.edu/wellness/disability.shtml, or by visiting the staff at the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Room 138. 

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services for Students offers various auxiliary aids for distance learners. While using Blackboard, students are able to use a screen reading software program, such as JAWS or a screen magnifier such as Zoom Text software. These programs would be an accommodation for those students with disabilities enrolled in a distance education course. Other reasonable accommodations that may be provided are extra clock time to complete a timed test, extra time to complete homework assignments, talking calculators, electronic readers, and audio books while taking a distance learning class. From the Disability Services for Students webpage:

Mission

Disability Services for Students promotes a supportive learning community to empower students with disabilities to accomplish their academic goals by ensuring accessibility to University programs. We aim to foster greater awareness both of, and for, persons with disabilities in our multilingual, multicultural international environment.

Disability Services may provide the following accommodations:

  • Accessible furniture in classrooms
  • Assistance in recruiting note takers
  • Assistance in ordering textbooks on CD
  • Assistance in recording textbooks when textbooks on CD are not available
  • Loans on Assistive Technology
  • Materials enlarged (e.g., exams, handouts)
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Alternative testing arrangements

Contact Information

Student Counseling & Disability Services
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm
Location: Zaffirini Success Center 138
Phone: (956) 326-2230
Fax: (956) 326-2231
http://www.tamiu.edu/wellness/disability.shtml

Office of Information Technology
Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Killam Library, Room 259
Phone: (956) 326-2792
Fax: (956) 326-2299
E-mail: elearning@tamiu.edu