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How People with Disabilities Use the Web: This page provides information regarding how individuals with disabilities use the Web, and provides a detailed series of possible scenarios and descriptions of different disabilities and how those affect online access.

The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities: "The Commission, established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, has brought together government leaders, representatives from the publishing industry, individuals with print disabilities, representatives from two- and four-year institutions of higher education and leaders in accessible technology. This is the first commission in history charged with examining accessible instructional materials for postsecondary students with disabilities. This Web site showcases the work of the Commission, and provides information on Commission meeting schedules and documents, members, authorizing legislation, resources and contact information."

Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online Learning (The Chronicle of Higher Education): "It is ironic that in an age when technology could erase so many barriers for blind students, colleges and universities are not paying enough attention to accessibility in their online services."

University of Oregon Campus Resources

Accessible Education Center: The Accessible Education Center (formerly Disability Services) is part of the Undergraduate Studies Division of Academic Affairs. Our new name, effective Fall 2011, better reflects the broad scope of attention and support to individual students and the emphasis on systemic change to increase accessibility and inclusivity across campus. We are located in 164 Oregon Hall and welcome appointments from students, as well as inquiries from parents, and consultations with faculty/staff.

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) supports teachers and students with faculty professional development, writing and math labs, tutors, credit courses, workshops, test preparation workshops, and two TRiO Programs.

The Teaching and Learning Center provides numerous resources to help students succeed at the University. At TLC, students may arrange for tutoring, enroll in courses and workshops related to effective learning, or meet with a study skills advisor for individual consultations regarding their academic performance. Free, drop in support also is available through the math and writing labs. Each fall, TLC sponsors GET SAVVY, a comprehensive set of workshops designed to provide students with useful approaches to studying

TLC also houses two TRiO programs for undergraduates who meet the socio-economic eligibility criteria: 1) Student Support Services, which provides free resources to students who need comprehensive support to realize their academic goals¬-including tutors, computer access, financial assistance and close advising; and 2) McNair Scholars Program, which prepares eligible undergraduate students for success in Ph.D. programs by providing opportunities for paid research experiences, the guidance of mentors, financial awards and assistance with the application process.

Encourage students to use academic support that would benefit them. For more information, check the TLC website or stop by 68 PLC.

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) is a non-profit organization funded by the University of Oregon. Its purpose is to provide for the social, cultural, educational and physical development of its members, and for the advancement of their individual and collective interests both within and without the University. The ASUO student government is run by students for students and works on campus, city, state, and federal-level campaigns. Membership consists of all students at the University of Oregon, who have paid the current term or semester student incidental fee.

CMET: (Center for Media and Educational Technologies) provides assistance and referrals for educational technology training, support and production. The best place to go for help with learning the basics of blackboard and educational software.

Counseling and Testing Center: If you sense a student needs help negotiating issues not directly related to the classroom, direct them to the Counseling and Testing Center. They offer both individual and group counseling, as well as referrals to services in the community

CODAC: Center on Diversity and Community is a learning organization committed to promoting research and best practices on issues of cultural diversity, equity, and access. CoDaC fulfills its mission through research, professional consulting services, outreach programs and public events, and information networks.

Office of Student Life: helps instructors negotiate issues around academic integrity, diversity, returning students, and conflict resolution. Some of their more pertinent programs are: Student Conduct and Community Standards, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, Substance Abuse Prevention and Education, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-gender Education and Support, Non Traditional Student Programs, Conflict Resolution Services. Other programs are also available.

Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE)is a place where students are empowered, engaged and nurtured for success. Our vision is to build and empower an inclusive and diverse community of scholars who exemplify academic excellence and inspire positive change. Our mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. We develop and implement programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond. We reaffirm our commitment to all students, including undocumented and tuition equity students.

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships coordinates financial aid awards and scholarships for university students. Their website includes information on grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. They explain costs of the university and describe the full application/acceptance process. The website also has tips on managing your money.

TEP: That's us- we're here to help, not only with your current teaching responsibilities; we can prepare you for the job market by assisting you with teaching philosophy statements, portfolios, etc.

The UO Libraries mission is to enrich the student learning experience, encourage exploration and research at all levels, and contribute to advancements in access to scholarly resources. Collections are located in the Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA), Knight, Law, Mathematics, and Science Libraries on campus. The UO Portland Library and Learning Commons and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Library in Charleston house additional collections.