Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

NIU is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for employees, students and visitors to campus. Our approach to providing accommodations is governed by Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To learn more, read the NIU policy on Employment and Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We work to make campus accessible to everyone. View our campus map to see accessible entrances and parking, automatic doors and elevators on campus. If you encounter a barrier to accessibility on campus, let us know: report a physical barrier.



If you're a current or prospective employee, we'll treat you fairly, regardless of any physical or mental impairment. We'll provide you with reasonable accommodations to allow you to perform essential job functions. The accommodations must not result in an undue hardship or place you or others at risk of harm. We have the right to request verification of a disability and to make the final decision regarding reasonable accommodations.

Request an accommodation.

Disclose a disability.


The Disability Resource Center can help you obtain accommodations for your classes. Some of the services they offer include:

  • Exam accommodations
  • Classroom accommodations
  • Reformatting of course materials
  • Adaptive technology

Learn about all the types of accommodations.


If you'll be visiting campus for an event, you can request sign language interpreter or CART services from the Disability Resource Center. Learn more about these resources for visitors. Use our campus map to locate accessible parking, building entrances and elevators.