Accessibility Resources

FSW Policy Statement

It is the policy of Florida SouthWestern State College that discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities is prohibited. Pursuant to Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College provides equal employment and educational opportunities and reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. FSW reaffirms the principle of Equal Access/Equal Opportunity regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veteran's status. The equal opportunity principle applies to otherwise qualified persons with disabilities with regard to employment, the delivery of educational programs and services and all other appropriate areas in which the College is involved.

FSW understands that it must provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant, employee, and/or student with a disability, unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the College.

It is the obligation of the individual with a disability to request a reasonable accommodation. Enrolled students must submit any request for accommodations to the Office of ADAptive Services for consideration. Individuals with a disability must provide recent documentation from a qualified, licensed professional that speaks to the specific disability and the requested accommodation. Requests for accommodations must be specific to the documented needs. Once a student has been established with the office, it is the student's responsibility to request accommodations each semester that he or she is enrolled.

Beyond the regulations, FSW recognizes the value of Universal Design for Learning, which provides flexibility for how materials are accessed and instructional methods used for a wide variety of learners. For additional Accessibility policies and to report issues please visit the FSW Accessibility page.

Canvas Accessibility

The Canvas learning management system (LMS) which the college utilizes to deliver online courses and provide a virtual space for document dissemination for ground courses is built using modern HTML and CSS coding. Canvas' Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) describes the product's conformance with W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG 2.1) Level A and Level AA guidelines and Section 508 standards. Visit Accessibility within Canvas documentation for additional information on supported screen readers and navigation keyboard shortcuts.

How To Guides Index

Click the icon for the "how to" content corresponding to the bulleted items.

Canvas Page & Document Accessibility

  • Headings
  • Tables with headings
  • Bulleted list styles
  • Alternative text (Alt-txt) for images, including math formulas
  • Descriptive URLs
  • Bold and italics to emphasize, not color
  • High contrast colors (black font on white background is best)

Audio/Video Accessibility

  • Succinctly present information
  • Good sound quality
  • Transcripts
  • Closed captioning
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