ASL Interpreter helping a student and professor communicate in class
Professor presenting a slideshow to his class
Guest speaker, Ken Petry, speaks at a past Access MU symposium to a large audience
The varsity hockey team glides across the ice with members of the Best Buddies Choir

Roles and Responsibilities

You may be wondering, "As a Miami faculty or staff member, what is my role and responsibility in regard to accessibility? How does it apply to me if I don't have a student with a disability in my classroom?" The questions below explain how accessibility considerations can impact the work that you do.

Administrative Staff

  • When overseeing or working on projects do you integrate accessibility into the planning process?
  • Do you train your staff on accessibility so it comes from a top-down approach?
  • Do you influence or decide on technology purchases, if so have you considered accessibility?
  • Do you oversee computer classroom settings, is it accessible?
  • Do you develop Policies, procedures or guidelines for your offices or employees? If so, have you included accessibility?
  • When creating committees, have you included someone from the AccessMU center to help with accessibility?

Teaching Faculty and Staff

  • Do you use Canvas or another Learning Management System (LMS)?
  • Do you use websites in class or for posting information?
  • Do you create or post documents or videos online for class?
  • Do you use technology (i.e., wikis, etc.) for your class assignments?
  • Do you use visuals or play audio/video in the classroom that give important info pertaining to the class?
  • Do you use webinars, other classroom capture or conference technology, or record your class for review?

* If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions listed above, you may be posting, distributing, creating/developing, using, or maintaining inaccessible information.

What can you do to make it accessible?

For more information about roles and responsibilities visit these resources: