Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

The Student Experience

Everyone is Different!

Watch this short video to learn more about individual differences in how our brains access, engage with, and process information, as well as express knowledge:

UX Mastery: Everyone is Different (3:56) Closed captions available

Students on Campus

The video below, Created by San Diego State University, provides one example of college experience for students with disabilities, including negotiating physical spaces, engaging in classroom activities, and accessing course materials:

Video: SDS Video - Crosby (6:14) Closed captions available.

From Where I Sit Video Series

From Where I Sit is a powerful video series featuring eight CSU students with disabilities who share their experiences in the college classroom. They tell their stories by answering five questions:

  1. What is your disability?
  2. What made you decide to come to college?
  3. What is it like in the classroom?
  4. What do you have to do to keep up with the class?
  5. What suggestions can you offer to faculty that will make their classroom more accessible?

We are indebted to these students of the CSU for telling their stories and helping our culture change to one of more inclusion.  Each story is approximately 6 minutes in length and is Closed Captioned.

Screen Reader User's Experience

The video below demonstrates the experience of a screen reader user who encounters an accessible Word document versus an inaccessible one.

Screen Reader User's Experience with Microsoft Word (video):  

Cal Poly Disability Resource Center

Cal Poly Disability Resource Center (DRC) - The DRC cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. DRC facilitates student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.

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Accessibility Overview

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Workshops

Video Creation and Captioning

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CTLT Workshops

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Diversity & Inclusion in the Classroom.

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​Writing across the curriculum.

Writing in the classroom