Student Disability Services

Accessibility Services in Online Learning

accessibilityStudent Disability Services (SDS) is the first contact for students with disabilities to arrange accommodations and locate campus and community resources. To access accommodations, students must first connect with SDS and provide the appropriate documentation as outlined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Documentation submitted to SDS remains confidential within SDS and is not shared with third parties without written permission from the student. SDS assists in identifying appropriate accommodations and it is the student’s responsibility to submit notice of accommodations to instructors and campus departments as needed.

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams for Students Using Assistive Technology

When completing online examinations using the quizzing function, it is recommended that students who require assistive technology use the Kurzweil assistive technology extension available for download.

how does KSU create accessible content?

Kennesaw State University is committed to ensuring that official Web content and other electronic information associated with University administration, services, courses, or instruction programs and activities conform to widely accepted Web accessibility standards. KSU's goal is to provide effortless access for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to web-based content by maintaining as a minimum standard the guidelines set forth in the University System of Georgia’s Web Accessibility Guidelines. 

To achieve this, KSU uses a wide array of accessiblity tools and quality control measures when developing online courses. Every online course that KSU offers goes through several levels of quality review from both faculty and professional Instructional Designers before ever being presented to students. 

  • Kennesaw State University provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Kennesaw State University does not deny admission or subject to discrimination in admission any qualified disabled student.

    A number of services are available to help students with disabilities with their academic work. In order to make arrangements for special services, students must visit the Office for Student Disability Services and make an appointment to arrange an individual assistance plan. In most cases, certification of disability is required.

    Special services are based on:

    medical and/or psychological certification of disability,
    eligibility for services by outside agencies, and
    ability to complete tasks required in courses.

  • Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability in employment or provision of services. Kennesaw State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101-336, gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. This statute guarantees equal opportunity for this protected group in the areas of public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications.

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    • ADA Compliance Officer for Students (Kennesaw Campus)

    Name: Nastassia Sanabria
    Title: Assistant Director of Student Disability Services
    Location: Kennesaw Hall - Suite 1205
    Phone: 470-578-2666
    Email: msanabr4@kennesaw.edu
    Website: Student Disability Services

    • ADA Compliance Officer for Students (Marietta Campus)

    Name: Katie Fahn
    Title: Assistant Director of Student Disability Services
    Location: Building A – 160N
    Phone: 470-578-7361
    Email: kfahn1@kennesaw.edu
    Website: Student Disability Services



 

 

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