Online Learning: Accessibility Services
Online Learning Accessibility
Online Learning and Instructional Media Services strives to ensure that both our website and the courses created with support from our office are accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. Students wishing to report an inaccessible feature within an online course or request more information about accessibility within USFSP online learning courses, please contact Karla Kmetz at 727-873-4474.
Online Learning courses are currently offered through Instructure Canvas, which received Gold Level certification for accessibility from the National Federation for the Blind. For information about the accessibility of this Learning Management System, visit Canvas’s Accessibility Webpage.
Library ADA Access Services
The Nelson Poynter Library provides supports students with disabilities in a variety of ways including assistance with book retrieval and an Assistive Technology room with a CCTV, OCR scanner, adjustable height work station and a computer equipped with screen reading, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, screen enlargement software, and large print keyboard. Visit the Library’s ADA Access Services webpage for more information.
Student Disability Services
The mission of Student Disability Services is to create and maintain an environment at the university that is supportive to students with special needs and will grant academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities, providing them with an equal chance of academic success. For assistance with specific accommodations; please contact the Office of Student Disability Services.
Free Assistive Technology Tools
View a list of free Assistive Technology organized by access needs available as downloads or web-based tools. The list includes screen readers, screen magnifiers, text-to-speech programs, organizational tools, and more.
USFSP Distance Learning Accessibility Checklist
This checklist was developed by the Distance Learning Accessibility Committee at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. This tool is meant to help faculty instructors and instructional designers assess the accessibility of their course and determine where improvements can be made. We thank you in advance for taking the time to improve the accessibility of your course.
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David BrodosiOnline Learning and Instructional TechnologyPhone: (727) 873-4126Fax: Fax: (727) 873-4127