Welcome, Faculty!

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The AEC works collaboratively with faculty to deliver effective academic accommodations to students with disabilities registered through the AEC at SJSU. This webpage is your hub for the latest AEC service information for faculty. Be sure to visit this webpage frequently to stay up-to-date on important AEC faculty updates!

How do I work with students with disabilities? 

Check out AEC faculty guidance for working with students with disabilities now!

How do I forward email messages from my SJSU-issued email account to my preferred email account (e.g. GMail, YahooMail, Hotmail, etc.)?

As a university, SJSU is taking steps to ensure that all communication sent to students is held secured and confidential – therefore all email communication sent to students from the AEC will be sent to your SJSU-issued email address. To assist students in this transition, AEC has created a tutorial on how to forward messages from your SJSU-issued email account to a preferred email account (e.g. GMail, YahooMail, Hotmail, etc.).

Faculty Responsibilities for Arranging Testing Accommodations

Know your responsibilities as faculty for arranging testing accommodations for students registered with AEC by visiting the Academic Accommodations webpage.

I am teaching a course with Canvas exams/quizzes. How do I implement the extended time accommodations on Canvas for my students?

Given that your course has online exams and/or quizzes, AEC is providing you with a step by step tutorial on extending the testing times on Canvas that can be  found by visiting the Canvas Help Center

Syllabus Statement Rationale

Learn more information regarding the rationale for placing a notice to students in your syllabus regarding services offered by the Accessible Education Center.

Creating Accessible Curriculum Materials

Want an easy guide to creating accessible curriculum matierals? Check out the AEC's resource guide for faculty (PDF). Also, be sure to refer to CFD's Checklist to Evaluate Course Materials for Accessibility (PDF). For more accessible curriculum materials guidance, refer to the Center for Faculty Development's Accessibility Resources webpage.

Teaching Practices & Tools to Enhance Student Learning

Interested in learning more about effective teaching practices that will benefit not only students with disabilities but all students? Check out AEC's resources on Universal Design, Assistive Technology and Alternative Media.

Guidelines for Working with Interpreters & Captioners

If you have a student with an interpreter or captioner as an accommodation in your classroom, learn the guidelines for working with Educational Sign Language Interpeters (PDF) or Educational Real-Time Captioners (PDF).

Faculty Resources

  • On November 8, 2011, Brad Boardman of the Morgan Autism Center presented information to the campus community about working with students on the Autism spectrum.  Full transcripts of the presentations are here.  Videotaped copies of Mr. Boardman’s presentation are available upon request by contacting the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at (408) 924-6000.
  • Experience hearing loss first hand by taking the “Unfair Hearing Test”