UCF is committed to access for students with disabilities. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is a resource to fulfill this commitment. By partnering with you, we ensure students experience access in their coursework through accommodations or other outcomes.
One way to show your commitment to access is to include a statement in your syllabus about course accessibility. The Faculty Center for Teaching and learning offers an example Course Accessibility Statement that you can use. For additional information on how SAS and faculty can collaborate, please review the document below and other resources on this page.
Want to Reduce the Need for Accommodations?
Courses designed with access in mind from the outset require fewer accommodations and offer a more inclusive experience. The following documents offer various ideas for facilitating an accessible course experience.
- Accessible Courses by Design
- Quick Accessibility Tips iClicker Quizzes
- Quick Accessibility Tips Pop Quizzes
- Quick Accessibility Tips Presentations
Knights Access Instructor
Knights Access Instructor is an online portal for UCF professors. If you have students in your class who are connected with Student Accessibility Services, you are welcome to use this portal to view and provide information regarding accommodations for students. This is an optional tool for faculty members to use.
- Introducing the Knights Access Instructor Portal
- HOW-TO for Knights Access Instructor – Accommodation Letters
- HOW-TO for Knights Access Instructor – Testing Accommodations
Notetaking & Audio Recording Information for Professors
Professors, if you have any questions or concerns, please reference the F.A.Q. below or contact us if this guide does not answer your question.
If you would like to review the agreement form students sign in order to audio record, please reference the document below.
Course Policy Accommodation
The Course Policy Accommodation (CPA) is appropriate when a student has a chronic disabling physical or mental condition that is cyclic in nature. The student’s condition is stable; however, there are periodic flare ups that impact course attendance/assignments and are unpredictable. Please see the document below for additional information in regards to this accommodation.
Examples of reasonable Course Policy Accommodations:
Please note, The CPA is not a license to miss class whenever. Most every class has an absence limit that, once exceeded, makes it impossible to satisfy course objectives. Responsibility for completing class work is always in effect.
Tips for Working With Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Students
- Classroom Communication Tips
- Classroom Communication (Professor perspective)
- Using Visual Aids (Student perspective)
UCF faculty teaching courses at the Downtown Campus will follow the same accommodation processes as main campus with one change to the Exam Request Process.
Downtown Testing and Accessibility Services will be using a NEW platform, RegisterBlast, to allow faculty to submit exams and quizzes. Please review the instructions below on how to navigate the RegisterBlast software.
UCF Faculty can log in to RegisterBlast using this link: UCF Faculty RB log in