Faculty Instructional Resources

What You Need to Know as Faculty

Please note that we continue to add to this page; please check back for updated resources or contact Disability Resources at 641-269-3089 for support.

Disability Resources strives to assist faculty in creating learning environments that are inclusive of students of all abilities.  Using universal design principals, we seek to remove as many barriers as possible and then make individual accommodations when needed.  We coordinate accommodations and support for Grinnellians with disabilities such as learning, psychiatric, physical, or sensory disabilities, and we partner with the student's faculty whenever possible. Do not hesitate to call on us with questions or for assistance. 

We encourage you to learn about disabilities, universal design, and disability resources at Grinnell, starting with Disability Resources for Students.

Resources for Designing your Course

Accessibility Statements for Syllabi

Creating an Inclusive Syllabus

Alternate Formats

Creating Accessible Course Materials

Accommodating Students

Student Accommodations Process

Accommodation Letter Portal (log-in Required)

Testing Accommodations and Alternate Locations

Assistive Technology (log-in Required)

Best Practices for Classroom Accommodations

If you need:

Accessible Services

For Documents and Media

If you produce media — such as documents, spreadsheets, or pdfs — you need to make them accessible. If you need training, review these Lynda.com courses. Grinnell College offers Lynda.com accounts for students, faculty, and staff.

For guidance on making your videos and audio accessible, contact:

For Events

If you are hosting an event, see the Event Planner's Accessibility Checklist (located under the "College Calendar" section) for important information on what you're responsible for doing and providing, and how to do so effectively.

For Personal Interactions