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Accessibility Certificate

Accessibility Certificate

The Accessibility Certificate is designed for faculty members wishing to increase their expertise in the area of disability needs and services. Upon completion of the certificate, faculty members will be better able to serve the needs of students with disabilities. If you have questions please contact the Accessibility Center at or stop by Kelley Student Center, Room KC200.

Items may be completed in any order.  Some of the advanced items may be completed while still working on the Basic Certificate; however, the Basic Certificate is a prerequisite to finishing the Advanced Certificate.

Basic Certificate Required Items

  1. Completion of the Universal Design Guidelines course for accessibility (taught online each fall and spring).  If you have completed this in the past, you do not have to redo the course. 
  2. Creation of an accessible syllabus using the suggested guidelines. Submit to Accessibility Center via email at
  3. Three additional options from Accessibility Choices list.

Advanced Certificate Required Items

  1. Two additional options from Accessibility Choices list.
  2. Participation in the faculty-student mentoring program for a minimum of one year.

Accessibility Choices:

  1. Attend at least one of the following workshops, offered one time each year:
    • Universal Design Workshop – Spring 2018
  2. Participation in the lunch discussion during the Transition from High School: College Pathways Luncheon event.
    • November 10, 2017, from 12:00-12:45 pm in Alumni Hall, RSVP by November 1.
  3. Participate in one of the Midterm Meltdown activities happening each fall and spring.

Monday, October 2
Pet Therapy
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Alumni Hall)
Take a moment to destress with your favorite furry pals from “Love on a Leash.”

Tuesday, October 3
Art Therapy
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Alumni Hall and the Quad)
Enjoy age-appropriate coloring books, sidewalk chalk, and create positive affirmations.

Cookies and Canvas (Quad)
Paint while focusing on mindfulness and relaxation techniques.  Paint, easels, and direction provided!  Up to 48 participants each class.
Sign up here to join today:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Movie Break: Inside Out (2015)
3-5 p.m. (Kresge)
Unwind with this animated journey through our emotions.

Wednesday, October 4
Music Therapy and Mental Health at our First Wednesday
Rhum Academy Performers, 4 p.m.
Local Banking Manager Kevin Deardorff shares his mental health journey, 5 p.m.
National Intersex Activist Pidgeon Pagonis, 6 p.m.
Local Band Shiny Penny, 7-9 p.m.
Free coffee and pastries available!

Thursday, October 5
Therapy through Movement
Yoga at the Pavilion
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(In the Cole Fitness Center if it rains)

Chair Massages (Alumni Hall)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sign up begins at 9 a.m. in Alumni Hall!  Massages happening every fifteen minutes.

Make your own Stress Balls (Alumni Hall)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy making your own stress balls and/or coloring while you wait for your massage.

  1. Participate in one of the Disability Awareness Month activities happening each March 2018.
  2. Attend Brown Bag Accessibility Discussion luncheon, offered one time each semester.   
    • October 25, 2017, from 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. in Cole Room (Dr. Davis will be our guest speaker discussing mental health).
  3. Design one assignment using the Transparent Teaching and Learning Practices Model. For further information, please visit the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Please send the assignment to "Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost." Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost | University of Nevada, Las Vegas. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2017.
Last updated: 10/04/2017