To the student, accessibility at SJSU means:

  • Helping to create an inclusive environment in the classroom that enables all students to be successful in attaining an education, regardless of disability.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in the event of an emergency evacuation.
  • Assisting a person with a disability in your classroom by volunteering as a note taker or by helping during an emergency evacuation.
  • Creating accessible class presentations and projects (e.g.: PowerPoint presentations)
  • Understanding that everyone communicates and performs tasks at a different pace and in different ways.
  • Discouraging stereotypical behavior.

If you are a student with a disability, this also means:

  • Communicating and building a relationship and rapport with your professors so that they understand the ways you learn and express your knowledge.
  • Getting more accessible instructional materials (syllabus, hand-outs, captioning, etc.)
  • Gaining better access to electronic and information technology.
  • Becoming familiar with the resources provided by the Accessible Education Center (AEC) by scheduling an intake appointment to determine eligibility and services.