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IMPORTANT NOTE: Although the ACCESS Project officially ended in 2011, we continue to publish the resources of this website as a public service. Many of the resources remain helpful to readers; indeed, we still receive numerous comments, nearly all of which are positive. Nevertheless, some of the resources are now out of date, in particular the UDL tutorials and the Glossary of Assistive Technology Terminology. Good news, however: an effort is underway to update these resources and augment them with video instructions! When the new modules are complete, links to them will be provided here. In the meantime, we encourage you to browse the many resources we offer and visit Colorado State University’s central resource for disability information, Accessibility by Design. (Craig Spooner, April 2017)

If you are an instructor looking for techniques that will help you reach a diverse group of students, including student with disabilities, we invite you to browse our resources under Universal Design for Learning and Disability Modules. If you’re a student with a disability making the transition from high school to college, or the parent or advocate of such a student, please take a look at our Self-Advocacy resources.

The ACCESS Project

ACCESS is a three-year initiative designed to promote Universal Design for Learning and student Self-Advocacy. The project, based in the Department of Occupational Therapy, began in 2005 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (Grant #P333A050015). In 2008 the Project was awarded another three years of funding (Grant #P333A080026). That same year, ACCESS was honored with the 2008 N. Preston Davis Unit Group Award for Instructional Innovation.

Disability-Related Resources at Colorado State University

If you are a CSU student or faculty member and are seeking help for a disability, the following offices should be your first point of contact: