Please share and use these resources in your efforts to make UT a more welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
disABILITY Advocate Trainings Handouts (PDF version)
- Creating Accessible Programming
- The Basics: Working with People with Disabilities
- UT Resources and Referrals
Resources for Reporting/Writing about People with Disabilities
- National Center for Disability and Journalism
- Tips for Interviewing People with Disabilities
- Disability Style Guide
- National Disability Rights Network: Reading and Writing about Disabilities
- International Paralympic Committee Guidelines for Reporting on People with Disabilities (PDF)
- Mental Health Association of Portland Media Guide: Writing About Mental Illness (PDF)
- Research and Training Center on Independent Living Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities (PDF)
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities: Portrayal of People with Disabilities
UT Campus Websites and Resources
Accessibility Guides and Checklists
- Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for Existing Facilities (PDF)
- ADA Center ADA Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal (PDF)
- Creating Accessible Programming
- Creating an Accessible Classroom
The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing equal access and opportunities to all persons, and to heighten awareness and understanding of other perspectives and experiences. We realize that it can be difficult to make time to attend a training or workshop and in order to make trainings more accessible, we have found several valuable online training modules that can be accessed at your convenience.
We hope you will take the time to expand your knowlege and awareness of people with disabilities and help UT Austin become a more welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
The UT Dean of Students Program Safety Education Services, in conjunction with SSD, has developed an online training module on the topic of Disability Advocacy. This training module is designed to provide an introduction to understanding disability as an aspect of diversity and to provide practical considerations for working with people with disabilities.
Designed for psychology training directors and faculty to better support students with disabilities, the APA’s DART is a useful training for anyone interested in learning more about working with students with disabilities in higher education. Divided into 5 Toolkits covering the following topics:
- Toolkit I: Students With Disabilities in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Toolkit II: Legal Issues — ADA, Section 504, FERPA
- Toolkit III: Reasonable Accommodations Explained
- Toolkit IV: Recruiting Students with Disabilities
- Toolkit V: Training Students with Disabilities in Testing and Assessment
Universal Design for Instruction (UDI), the foundation for grant activities, is an approach to college instruction that anticipates diversity of learners and provides a framework for college faculty to incorporate inclusive strategies in their teaching. The FacultyWare site was designed to provide you with a broad range of information and tools to enhance the design and delivery of instruction for diverse college students.
If you are an instructor looking for techniques that will help you reach a diverse group of students, including student with disabilities, we invite you to browse our resources under Universal Design for Learning and Disability Modules. If you’re a student with a disability making the transition from high school to college, or the parent or advocate of such a student, please take a look at our Self-Advocacy resources.
University of Washington DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center
The following websites help faculty, administrators, and staff create accessible environments, programs, and resources for students with disabilities and help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college.
How to create an inclusive postsecondary learning environment. View more videos.
- The Faculty Room – for faculty and academic administrators.
- The Student Services Conference Room – for staff and administrators.
- The Employment Office – for employers and career services.
- The Student Lounge – for students with disabilities.
- The Veterans Center – for veterans with disabilities and those who work with them.
- The Board Room – for high-level administrators.
- The Center for Universal Design in Education – principles, processes, guidelines, checklists, and promising practices for applying universal design to instruction, student services, technology, and physical spaces.