Faculty & Staff Support

Attendees at the Access for All symposium
 Members of Best Buddies being wheeled around ice rink by Miami hockey players
 Sign language interpreter in a classroom with students
 Ken Petry speaking at Access for All symposium

The AccessMU staff are striving to keep all Miami University faculty and staff informed of accessibility issues and how it affects you.  We hope you will take advantage of the various Miami resources available. 

Course Design

Communication is important. Everyone needs to know the expectations of both students and faculty. This is often communicated through the syllabus or other course materials. What happens if the documentation isn't accessible and can't be viewed by all students? What happens if a student misses a critical piece of information only to respond by I couldn't access the material? Communication starts the precedent of the course, the professor and most importantly the students.


If you purchase or influence the selection/purchasing of textbooks, you'll want to check out some of Miami's new purchasing guidelines. For example, did you know there is a quick and easy way to see if the textbook you select offers an etext option? To discover this and more, see Procurement and do your part to make Miami an accessible campus!

Roles and Responsibilities

Miami employees have a variety of roles and responsibilities. Do you understand your role in helping Miami be the most accessible University possible? Do you know how accessibility is affected by your daily activities or job description? Incorporating accessibility into your daily work can help make a better environment for all users. To learn more, see Roles and Responsibilities.


Did you ever consider that the design of your syllabus could influence its accessibility? Even a few improvements could mean the difference between comprehension and confusion. For some best practice tips for designing an accessible syllabus, see Syllabus.