Faculty and Staff Resources

Being Accessible

As an employee of UTA, we each have a responsibility to be accessible, not only for our students but also for each other and the public at large. We have an additional responsibility to follow university policies and procedures so that UTA is in compliance with all state laws and UTSystem rules.


Ally, in Canvas, scans course content and offers suggestions for converting documents and offers alternative formats. Find out more from the Provost’s Ally page.

Learn more about Ally

Accessibility Course in Canvas

UTA’s Center for Distance Education has created an excellent Canvas Course, “Accessibility in Your Course”, that has modules in a variety of electronic accessibility. This is a public course available to all faculty, staff and students.

Enroll in the Course

Captions and Subtitles

Student workers were hired across the colleges to support transcription of videos. Contact Laura Mydlarz, Associate Dean in the College of Science, for more information. This effort is supported financially by the SAR Center.

Learn more about adding Captions


Video offers closed captioning of synchronous and taped lectures. Polling allows students to participate actively in class. Platform supports both traditional polling questions as well as discussion questions. contact Don Lane at dklane@uta.edu for assistance.

Log into Echo360

Purchasing Software or Electronic Resources

Every Electronic and Information Resource (EIR) purchased, used or prescribed by UTA is required to be approved through the ServiceNow Technology Approval Process Request (TAPREQ) process. The TAPREQ process secures approvals from Enterprise Architecture, the Information Security Office and EIR Accessibility. Departments must submit ServiceNow TAPREQs on an annual basis for all electronic resource, unless a prior approval term has been granted, or the Technology Acquisition Helper indicates it is not required. 

Technology Acquisition Helper

Student Access and Resource Center

The SAR Center will assist all faculty to develop and implement accommodations for students.

The SAR Center

Alternative Testing Center

Professors need to send exams to the SAR Center at least three days prior to the exam date so that format adjustments, scribes or other adaptive equipment can be provided to stay in compliance with ADA supported accommodations.

The Alternative Testing Center

UTA Libraries

UTA Libraries provide a variety of resources including, but not limited to, database document accessibility remediation, braille materials, and resource delivery.

Learn more about UTA Libraries

Center for Distance Education

UTA’s Center for Distance Education (CDE) provides training for creating accessible content and best practices for universal design.

Training Registration

Discounted Software

As a faculty/staff member of UTA, you may purchase software at a discounted price. Visit UTA’s OnTheHub page for a list of specific software packages and pricing details.

Purchase software

HiED Tech Store

The HiEd Tech Store offers software, computers, tables, operating systems and electronic accessories to students, faculty and staff. UTA does not recommend or warranty the items available for purchase from these vendors. UTA offers this to students only as a convenience.

HiEd Tech Store


myapps.uta.edu is where faculty will find over 50 useful apps, including:

  • AIMS (UTA Parking)
  • Canvas
  • Concur
  • Digital Measures
  • MAV eShop
  • MyUT Benefits
  • Sharepoint
  • Siteimprove
  • Teams and all other standard Microsoft Apps used by UTA such as Word and Powerpoint
  • UTShare
Visit myapps.uta.edu