Information for Students
- Your campus Disability Resource Center should be using the guidance from AHEAD to ensure that your online classes are accessible. If not, tell them to do that. You have a right to get accommodations in the virtual environment, even if you've never taken an online class.
- If online classes are new for you, tell the instructor to give you some time to get used to the Learning Management System (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.). You might want to log in with your Disability Resources Coordinator so you both can see if there are access issues.
- This advice from University of Iowa can help you determine if you're ready for online learning. Don't forget your home wifi connection - do you have enough bandwidth? Do you have a distraction-reduced environment?
- We've found some videos on YouTube that introduce students to Blackboard and Canvas. They are captioned, but don't have audio description, though the Canvas narrators do a pretty good job of saying what things look like and where they are on the screen. The Playlist is at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhczYLJo2yXHNay2HPhBmY6C4JLs2BINv
- Tips for your Financial Aid package if you need to leave campus
- See our Food Insecurity & Homelessness page if you need food or a place to live
- Information to help your parents understand what you're experiencing
- Students and families, check out two important resources from the College Diabetes Network. They're applicable to all students with disabilities. Finishing Your Semester at Home gives you strategies to focus on your online coursework. The Communication Agreement helps negotiate ways that students and their families can support each other at home.