- Disability Resource Center
Resources for faculty and staff
Accessibility is a civil right. The DRC is available to consult on how to provide accessibility to students with disabilities in your classroom.
Syllabus accessibility statement
Faculty are strongly encouraged to include the NIU Accessibility Statement for Syllabi on all syllabi. Students have the right to request disability-related accommodations whether or not this statement is on your syllabus.
Student right to privacy
Respect the right of students with disabilities to maintain privacy regarding their disability. Requiring a student to disclose a disability is against the law. If you have questions about a student's accommodations, contact the DRC.
- Exam accommodations information for instructors
- Closed captions - In Provost-funded classrooms: if a video/DVD/media has closed captions, turn on captioning. If you need help turning on captions, use the phone in the classroom to call technical support.
If you are in a classroom that is not Provost-funded, contact technical support for the building or department.
Teaching diverse students
- Universal Design for Learning
- Resources for Accessible Teaching from NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
- Center for Universal Design in Education at the University of Washington