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Disability and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Training


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Please review the Disability Awareness Training TIPS prior to beginning the training course by clicking HERE.

 A Message from President Jordan

MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan

Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to maintaining a work and study environment free of discrimination based on disabilities. In keeping with this commitment, the University has produced an interactive online training video, designed to educate students, faculty and staff.

This program focuses on the following areas: ADA Law, University Policies and Procedures, Academic Accommodations, Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty, Staff, Department Chairs and Students and the Role of the ADA Coordinator.

As a University community, our goal must be to foster an environment that recognizes the worth and potential of every individual and communicates respect among all members. I am fully committed to this goal and know you share my resolve to ensure a campus atmosphere that advances both the University's mission and its reputation for excellence.

It's Mandatory

All Faculty, Administrators, Classified Staff and Student employees are required to complete this training. The new interactive on-line training video replaces the College’s previous training instrument entitled, “In Their Shoes” and will serve as a refresher course for all members of the campus community.

Employees are to complete the new Disability and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Training course by November 15, 2007. New employees to the University will be required to complete this course within thirty days of their initial hire date.

The Training Video

The video contains nine training modules, a quiz and concludes with you submitting a completion certificate to Human Resources. You should plan on dedicating approximately one hour of your time to complete the video and quiz. Please note that in order to advance to the quiz you must view all nine modules.

Your internet connection speed will automatically be detected and you will be provided with the best quality video for your available bandwidth.

Closed captioning can be turned off and on by clicking the “CC” button on the video screen. A volume control is located just to the left of the closed captioning button. Please note that the video will automatically play all nine modules, one after the other.

Minimum system requirements for accessibility:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or later Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later
  • Screen reading software:
  • GW Micro Window Eyes 4.2 or later
  • Freedom Scientific JAWS 4.5, 6.1 or later
  • IBM Home Page Reader 3.04

If you experience any difficulties viewing or listening to the video, please contact the IT Services Helpdesk at 1-877-352-7548. You can also submit a service ticket at


The Disability and Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Training program is a fully accessible interactive application. The application will automatically detect if you are using screen reading technology on your computer and adjust accordingly. To navigate in this application with screen reading software, use the three interactive regions: chapter controls, playback controls and the quiz region. Please use your “up” and “down” arrow keys to move between the regions and your spacebar to toggle their respective sub-menus and action buttons

Forms and Reference Materials

All associated forms and reference materials mentioned in the training video can be viewed and/or printed by clicking on the links below. As you watch the training video you can also access these same forms and reference materials by clicking on the link in the lower right corner of the video screen.


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