Faculty Grant Opportunity: FACET

Student Accessibility Support has received donor funds to award monetary grants to faculty who commit to join a cohort for an eight-workshop series in which they learn hands-on skills in making their curricular materials accessible to students who have blindness or other barriers to accessing the course curriculum.

Much text posted to LATTE is, in fact, not readable by the screen-reading software that many students use due to a visual or a print disability such as dyslexia. The goal of this grant program is to increase faculty skills in creating and posting accessible materials and including captions for students who may be hard of hearing.

The Freishtat Accessible Course Excellence in Teaching Grants (FACET) grant is open by application to all full-time and part-time faculty and is delivered as a partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning. Accessible course texts can be read by text-to-speech software and include readings, LATTE site, presentation slides, videos and graphics. Accessible course media includes captioning for all video, feature film as well as lecture videos posted to LATTE.

For information beyond that listed below, please contact Student Accessibility Support (access@brandeis.edu).

Faculty should apply by November 22: FACET Grant Application

Gratitude to Brenda and Harvey Freishtat for the 2019-20 Freishtat Family Gift.