Office of Accessibility Resources and Services

Faculty Resources


The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) will now be using COMPASS, a new online platform, for accessing and managing accommodations for students with disabilities.  Together we will be able to support students with disabilities as they navigate their accommodations with more autonomy and effectiveness than before.

Click here to view the COMPASS Instructor Portal Introduction Video.  (3:19)

Click here for information about accessing the COMPASS Instructor Portal.

For additional guidance on using the COMPASS Instructor Portal, please refer to the following videos:

COMPASS Instructor Portal – Alternative Testing (3:32)
COMPASS Instructor Portal – Alternative Formats (0:51)
COMPASS Instructor Portal – Communication Access (1:40)

COMPASS information and training sessions will be announced later this month and will be offered over the summer and fall semesters. OARS staff is available to answer all of your questions about using COMPASS to support students with disabilities. Please contact us directly at 336-841-9026 or


ReadSpeaker gives all students access to reader assistive technology while taking online exams via Blackboard and navigating other areas of Blackboard.

ReadSpeaker – Reader Assistive Technology Guide


Students may require alternative media formats such as audio books or OCR-compliant PDF documents for required textbooks.  To ensure that we are providing students with OCR-compliant PDF documents that can be accessible to students, please click HERE for instructions on how to reformat PDFs for text-to-speech.



For general questions, please refer to our FAQs page for instructors or contact our office.