Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
3. Capacity of all campus personnel and students to work with and teach students with disabilities (continued)
- Faculty and staff need greater awareness of assistive technology benefits, options and available campus supports.
Postsecondary institutions need to deliver training in assistive technologies for professional development of faculty
and staff. They also need to provide faculty and staff with information on specific assistive technology options (i.e.,
what is available on campus and how systems can be adapted for use to address specific students' needs).
- New York State, through this partnership, creates clear avenues whereby faculty can, on an ad hoc basis, access
general and specific disability-related information and technical assistance in teaching students with disabilities.
- Faculty include accessibility issues when designing new courses and programs of study.
- Colleges and universities explore the creation or expansion of work-study opportunities and/or credit-bearing
possibilities in order to build a system of mutual and natural supports among all students in all aspects of college life,
from coursework to extracurricular activities.
- Postsecondary education systems work with professional organizations and unions representing faculty and staff to
ensure that providing services to students with disabilities becomes a standard feature of professional training and