Information for Faculty
The commission encourages university-wide adoption of a common syllabus statement acknowledging the availability of disability support services.
Any student requiring an academic accommodation due to a disability should let his or her faculty member know as soon as possible. Students who request academic accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact the DRC if they have not done so already. The DRC is located in the 4th floor of the Health Services Building, and can be reached at 815-753-1303 [v], 815-753-3000 [TTY] or email at email@example.com.
Accessible Electronic and Information Technology
NIU must comply with the Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act. This legislation requires that electronic and information technology for public use be accessible to people with disabilities. This includes web sites, software, any hardware with a memory module, and all electronic files.
Electronic files for use with online education or electronic reserves must be accessible to assistive technologies.
Faculty assistance is available through Faculty Development and Instructional Design.
- from the Center for Universal Design in Education at the University of Washington
Human Resource Services
Diane Tyrell, ADA Compliance Officer
Confidential assistance with campus policies and procedures:
Office of the Ombudsman
Tim Griffin, University Ombudsman
Accommodating disabilities in the classroom
- NIU Faculty Matters
A few words about disabilities
- Northern Star
April 9, 2012
Greg Long: Some professors may have revealed student disabilities publicly