Spalding University is committed to ensuring equal access to university programs for students with disabilities. Accessibility Services, provides academic assistance and support for students covered by the American Disabilities Act or ADA. The ADA utilizes a three-pronged definition of disability. For the purpose of coverage under the ADA, a person with a disability is defined as an individual who:
1. Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or
2. Has a record or history of such an impairment; or
3. Is perceived or regarded as having such impairment.
Accessibility Services is committed to making the learning environment “accessible” for all students who meet one or more of the aforementioned definitions of disability.
Spalding University requires all syllabi and Word documents created for accessibility and screen reader usage. Syllabus Assistant, the university's web-based syllabus building tool, is one resource for creating screen reader accessible syllabi. The following page details some resources to help faculty and course developer prepare Word documents for screen reader usage.