CIDE has partnered with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Disability, Accessibility and Inclusion to support faculty in their efforts to accommodate student’s access to their curriculum; and students in their needs for accessibility, and assistive technology. The MOU calls for on-going technical assistance to be provided to the students, access to our clinical services, and training when requested.
This collaboration has resulted in more students getting previously unavailable services they need, access to appropriate assistive technology, and increased access to the curriculum with better overall results and success in their education. The key to the success of this collaboration has been the continued communication between programs to address the student's needs as they arise instead of waiting until they become a problem. As other students have become aware of the program and it’s achievements, student participation has increased, with more students requesting assistance.