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I was wondering if anyone has any policies/standards that clearly make the distinction between responsibility of the faculty member vs Disabled Student Services in providing alternate formats for instructional materials.
I went to the DOIT site and read through the California Community Colleges guidelines, the U Mich SSD Faculty Handbook, both of which are nice, but don’t really seem to state a clear distinction between how much work the faculty have to do to make materials accessible and when they should hand it off to Disabled Student Services. The Univ of Montana Expect Success handbook, and the Cal Poly Instructional Materials checklist seems to indicate that the faculty do everything.
It sounds like depending on the institution either Disabled Student Services does all the conversions, or none of them (and the faculty are responsible for doing all the conversions); but that can’t be right…. Can it?
Is there an institution that has a DSS office that does conversions (or gets an accessible version via something like AccessText) for large works (i.e. textbooks) but leaves the smaller works (i.e. 10 page class handouts) to the faculty members? And if so, can you point me to their policies/procedures?