Accessibility Services Fall 2020

Our top priority is to ensure that student support continues whether a student is taking remote, in-person, or hybrid courses. Services will be adjusted as necessary in compliance with university guidelines and changing conditions. Please contact us if you need assistance with accommodation solutions for your course format.

Students

  • Students should consider accommodation requests thoughtfully, based on careful review of the syllabus and within the context of the instruction mode of the course
  • Students are encouraged to follow these steps for sharing their accommodation letter with faculty:
    1. Reach out to the instructor via email asking for a meeting to discuss accommodations
    2. During meeting, share accommodation letter (via email or other electronic method)
      • Be sure to separate the letter for the faculty into a separate email (do not forward all letters together)
      • Include Accessibility Services (CC accessibility@wesleyan.edu) when sending letter; we will keep the communication in our records to reference you have shared the information with your faculty
    3. Discuss the accommodations with the faculty members during the meeting, in order to determine how the accommodations will be provided within the instruction mode of the course
  • Please reach out to Accessibility Services if you need assistance with accommodation solutions, if accommodation updates/changes, or you are unsure of which accommodations may be applicable for a course

Faculty

  • Students will be directed to share their Accommodation Letters with faculty via email during a meeting
    • Discuss with each student who provides a letter how their accommodation will be applicable and provided based on the format for of your course 
    • Meetings should be a private, one-on-one discussion
    • Accessibility Services should be CC'd on the email from the student which shares the accommodation letter to you
  • Accessibility Services remains available to support faculty with providing accommodations to students; please reach out to Accessibility Services if you need assistance with accommodation solutions for the format of your course
  • As a reminder, additional information and resources can be found in the Faculty Guide to Accessibility Services

Assistive Technology Resources for Online Learning

These are available for all Wesleyan users; if you have questions, please reach out to Accessibility Services.
View a complete list of available assistive technology here!

  • BeeLine Reader applies gradient colors to assist with eye tracking, speed, and focus while reading digital materials. *Free for Wesleyan users, you will find the links and directions for activating three BeeLine Reader products in your WesPortal, just search for “BeeLine”.
  • SensusAccess is a web application that converts documents from text or image-based files into accessible formats, such as searchable PDFs, audio & talking books, Braille, or ebooks. *Free for Wesleyan users, search for “Access” in your portal for a quick link to the Library’s Accessible Materials page.
  • Microsoft Translator can also be used as a live captioning/translation tool with one “presenter” and up to 100 participants for up to 4 hours.
  • Otter.ai allows a user to create a personal transcription of a meeting or conversation for which they are present. You can also upload an audio file for transcription.
  • Google Slides provide live captioning during a presentation.