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Disability and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Training

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

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

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 Awareness Training (DAT) course by December 4, 2015. New employees to the University will be required to complete this course within thirty days of their initial hire date.


The Training

The ADA training location has changed and is now hosted in Blackboard Learn. Below are the steps to access the new training:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Blackboard Learn Link (under the Email & Collaboration heading)
  3. Login with your MSU Denver NetID and Email/WINAD password. Your MSU Denver NetID is anything before the @ in your email address. For example, if your email address is your MSU Denver NetID would be astudent.
  4. Once Logged into Blackboard Learn you will find the course titled “Disability Awareness Training (DAT) ” under the My Courses Section.

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 DAT 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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