All TAMIU faculty, staff and students have access to closed captioned videos on various training topics, from trainings on soft skills (plagiarism, citing, interviewing skills, etc.) to technical skills (trainings on Word, Excel, SPSS, etc.).
For access, Hoonuit videos may be found in Uconnect or Blackboard resources. Look for the Hoonuit icon to access the site.
Training guides and sessions on how to make your course content accessible.
Accessibility Matters Online Training. Faculty teaching online are required to complete an online, self-paced workshop called "Accessibility Matters". This is assigned to faculty via TrainTraq and must be completed by deadline.
Accessibility RoadMap Checklist (PDF). This document provides a checklist that assists a faculty member in verifying if they and their courses are accessibility-ready.
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:
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