Faculty & Staff

Message for faculty and staff

Whatever our individual roles at FIU, an important part of our collective mission is facilitating learning for all students of all backgrounds, interests and abilities.  As faculty and staff we all play a role in ensuring that FIU is an inclusive place of learning, where no student is left out of opportunities to thrive because they are not accessible to them.   

In this website, you will find information and resources to increase accessibility of your documents, courses and programs.  Our goal. Is to incorporate universal design – incorporating elements that are necessary for some and god for all - into everything we do so that there is less need for individual accommodation.

Join the effort to expand accessibility and redefine disability at FIU. 

It’s important to include my real experiences in our FIU courses because there are different dynamics of learning. Not all of us are sighted, not all of us can hear, so because we’re different and with different abilities, it’s important to be inclusive when it comes to learning – and I think we’re all better students for it. We have a richer learning experience – not only for students with disabilities, but for the professors and our classmates.

Ramona Moore, Student who is blind and pursuing a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling

Creating Accessible Content

  • Universal Design for Learning

    UDL is a set of principles that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

  • WCAG

    WCAG is a global collaboration on technical standards to make the Web more accessible.

  • Digitization Services

    Read about the robotic scanners at FIU and request digitization services.

Support for instructors

To receive Canvas course content accessibility support from an instructional design professional, faculty may click on the Ally score icon found next to content in your Canvas course then select the “Help” option to submit a support request.

Help for Instructors

“With just a few adaptations we can make our courses and programs accessible to more students, leading the way to excellence and inclusion in academia.”

Kathleen Wilson, Vice Provost, Faculty Leadership and Success