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Faculty Information for Disability Access

Desk Reference Guide

A Desk Reference Guide on College Students With Disabilities for faculty and staff is available in PDF format.

Disability Statement on Syllabus

In order to be pro-active in assisting students with disabilities, faculty and instructional staff are encouraged to include a statement on their syllabus each semester, such as the following:

Any student with a documented disability who would like to request for accommodations should contact the Disability Services Office: 932-7623 (Voice), or 932-7002 (TTY), uds@hawaii.edu, Student Services Center, Room E-230, as early in the semester as possible.

Disability Access Statement

Disability Access Statement
PDF | Word | HTML

Quick Tips to Make Accessible Web Sites

For Complete Guidelines & Checklist: www.w3.org/WAI

  • Images & animations: Use the alt attribute to describe the function of each visual.
  • Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio, and descriptions of video.
  • Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out of context. For example, avoid "click here."
  • Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent structure. Use CSS for layout and style where possible.
  • Graphs & charts. Summarize or use the 'longdesc' attribute.
  • Scripts, applets, & plug-ins. Provide alternative content in case active features are inaccessible or unsupported.
  • Tables. Make line-by-line reading sensible. Summarize.
  • Check your work. Validate. Use the tools, checklist, and guidelines available at the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines