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1.4. Serving Students with Disabilities

Serving Students with Disabilities

Accessibility as a topic is covered in more detail in Module 3 of the iTeach course. This page provides information for instructors implementing courses for students with disabilities. You may also access more information in the Accessibility tutorials in the Knowledge Books.


State and Federal laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act new window require institutions and instructors to provide accessible content and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. TN eCampus strives to make all its courses accessible for all students. This initiative is harmonized with TBR’s Accessibility Initiative new window and the Tennessee Higher Education Accessibility Task Force recommendations pursuant to Tennessee State Bill 1692 new window. It is the law and everyone in higher education is obligated to appropriately serve students with disabilities.

Course Content

TN eCampus courses are designed by course developers to be accessible by everyone. However, instructors are responsible for making sure that any material created or added to a course is also accessible. Additionally, if an instructor finds content that is not accessible or has questions about accessibility in a course, contact the TN eCampus Help Desk new window for support.

Instructional Accommodation

Students with Disabilities must contact their local disability services office to make requests for accommodations. If a student is approved for accommodation, the local disability services office will provide a letter outlining the requirements of the accommodation. By law, instructors are not allowed to ask the student about their disability, but if instructors have questions about the accommodation, he/she may contact the disability services office.

You can learn more about serving students with disabilities same frame in Knowledge Books.

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