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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


Faculty Resources


Syllabus Accessibility Statement

Faculty are strongly encouraged to include the Syllabus Accessibility Statement on all syllabi. Students have the right to request disability-related accommodations whether or not this statement is on the syllabus. 


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)