Disability Services Center

Information for Faculty and Staff

USM Resources:

Faculty Guide to Common Accommodations

Faculty Resources Created by the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

Guide for Reasonable Adjustment to the Attendance Policy

Pregnancy and Title IX

Rights and Responsibilities to Ensure Educational Access for Students with Disabilities

Setting Extended Time in Brightspace

Syllabus Statement Options

USM Digital Learning: Accessible Content

Zoom Settings - Cloud Recordings and Audio Transcripts


Accessible Campus Maps

Gorham Campus Accessibility Map 

Lewiston Campus Accessibility Map

Portland Campus Accessibility Map

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all.

20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course

Mental Health

How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis

Information about teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

A Spectrum of Possibility: Tips for Professors of College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Information about teaching students who are blind or low vision

Suggested Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments

Information about teaching students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students' Top Ten List for Faculty


Accessible Presentations: What Every Presenter Should Know

Explore Access: Designing an Accessible Online Course