Best Practices for Accessibility and Inclusion

In order to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities, UTRGV provides accommodations as mandated by ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The purpose of accommodations is to reduce or eliminate barriers experienced by students with disabilities and to ensure equal access to the University’s programs and services.  However, access includes much more than accommodations.  

The following links provide resources to assist with designing inclusive and accessible learning environments, both in person and virtual.

Online Accessibility

Online Accessibility - UTRGV COLTT

Panopto - Lecture Capture Tool

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) / Universal Design for Instruction (UDI)

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Instruction

CAST

Zoom

Zoom Best Practices

Zoom Best Practices for Classes

The Legal Foundation

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-Secondary Education

U.S. Department of Justice: A Guide to Disability Rights Laws