In 1998 the US Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage
Online Resources and Accessibility
TAMU-CC Disability Services
Accessible and universal course designs minimize the need for accommodations for people with disabilities. Federal law requires that requests for services for students with disabilities be addressed.
If you have been asked to serve a student, but are unsure of how to meet his or her needs, please contact the Disability Service Office, or if you have concerns about an online course, contact The Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies.
Never tell a student that you are unable to serve them. Rather contact us for help. TAMU-CC Disability Services at http://disabilityservices.tamucc.edu/ provides examination services, liaison services, and assistive technologies.
The Office of Distance Educational and Learning Technologies provides professional development, a Blackboard course that is available to all instructors on how to make your course accessible, as well as assistance with transcription of videos and a tutorial on how to add transcribed text as closed captions on YouTube videos.
EBSCO host Sites
Starfish Early Alert
Techsmith's Camtasia Studio / SnagIt