Office for Disability Equity

Office for Disability Equity

Faculty & Staff

Important role for accessibility

Faculty and staff play an essential role in creating accessible educational environments. Students with disabilities make up approximately 13-14% of the UM student population. Therefore, instructors should assume that every course they teach has disabled students. We provide faculty, teaching graduate students, and staff with information, consultation, and training.

Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities, faculty, and the Office for Disability Equity have rights and responsibilities related to reasonable accommodations. Learn more about rights and responsibilities.

Course Designs

When accessibility and inclusion are incorporated into an initial design, users benefit from its usability and flexibility. Designing accessible and inclusive courses can build inclusive learning opportunities for all students.  Learn more about course designs and Syllabus Statement.

Reasonable accommodations

Reasonable accommodations minimize disability-related barriers to ensure equal access. Learn more about accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've listed frequently asked questions by instructors. Browse the FAQs.


Do your students meet the definition of a disability or have an undiagnosed disability? We welcome your referrals. Learn more about referring students.

Points of Contact

We are a resource for faculty members and staff to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities. Explore for points of contact.