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Accessibility Portal


The presence of students, faculty, and staff with disabilities adds to the university's diversity and richness. A basic understanding of accessibility is necessary to create an accessible and accepting environment. My hope is that this portal helps serve this purpose.

Together forward,

President Baker Signature

President Douglas D. Baker



Parking & Transportation

Technology & Communications

Student Resources


Faculty Resources


Accessibility Statement for Course Syllabi

NIU faculty and staff are asked to include the following statement in every syllabus:

"Northern Illinois University is committed to providing an accessible educational environment in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Any student requiring an academic accommodation due to a disability should let his or her faculty member know as soon as possible. Students who need academic accommodations based on the impact of a disability will be encouraged to contact the DRC if they have not done so already. The DRC is located on the 4th floor of the Health Services Building, and can be reached at 815-753-1303 or"

Disability and Accessibility Tutorial

Disability Videos

MOOC Paintbrush

Perspectives on Disability, NIU's first MOOC

See the introductory trailer on YouTube

View the "Week 7 - Education—Post-secondary (college)" playlist on YouTube

Register for Perspectives on Disability
This online course is free and open to everyone.


Disability Resource Center 
(Accommodations for students)
Health Services Building, Fourth Floor
Phone: 815- 753-1303 (voice/TTY)
Fax: 815-753-9570

Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities 
(University-wide advocate promoting awareness, educating the university community, and assisting individuals on disability-related issues)