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Access Office

Download the Access Faculty Handbook

What the office can do for your students: The Access Program provides classroom accommodations and support for students with disabilities enrolled at Tri-C. To receive services, students must make an appointment to meet with an Access Student Advisor and present documentation of disability. We recommend scheduling the appointment at least 8 weeks prior to the start of classes; some services may require additional time. Services are individualized and may include advising, test proctoring, support groups, books in alternate format, assistive technology, and sign language interpreting.

The Access Program also arranges accommodations (such as sign language interpreters) for College sponsored programs and activities. One-week notice is requested. Please contact the Director at 216-987-5079.

Centers for Learning Engagement

Consultations are available with an instructional technologist or instructional designer to discuss options for making your online materials accessible to students.


Service Activity Credits for ADA Compliance Redesign (SAC Catalog)

  • This link opens the Faculty Service Activity Credit Catalog in Google.
  • Information about credits for ADA Compliance Redesign is in the Curriculum section: Revise DL Course to Comply with ADA

Faculty Accessibility Coaches


  • Faculty member has completed the Accessibility training module (or granted alternate approval by District Director, Innovative Learning Design & Quality)
  • Faculty member must have at least one online or blended course that has been certified by the accessibility checklist
  • Faculty member should possess awareness of services supporting accessibility around the college (ACCESS office, Counseling, etc.)

Description of the Role

  • Collaborate and assist a faculty member who is working toward compliance in an online or blended course (defined as any course using the college LMS system, including supplemental sites)
    • Track time and meetings with those coached so that the College can better understand the breadth of the commitment of this role to reevaluate (if needed) for Service Credit Catalog Year 2015-2016.
    • Review current course with the faculty member
    • Identify areas of compliance and non-compliance using the Accessibility Checklist
    • Discuss strategies to align the course with the ADA Standards for Compliance
    • Provide necessary referrals for information and technical instructional design assistance to subject matter experts in Access, Legal, AECs, Faculty Development and e-Learning

Service Credits for Accessibility Coaches

  • For Service Credit year 2014-2015, each Accessibility Coach receives 1 service credit per faculty coached
  • There is a cap of 10 service credits per year for this role. The cap exists so that more faculty can serve in this role to facilitate compliance of online course accessibility across the college by the Spring 2016 term.

The Office of eLearning & Innovation

The eLi Faculty Support Team is available for Online Accessibility Compliance Checklist (PDF) questions, or questions about the level of accessibility of Tri-C Supported Technologies.

Do you have questions about the Online Accessibility Procedure (PDF)?  Contact [TBA].


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