Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed July 26, 1990, is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. This piece of legislation ensures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
A professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT)
DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
List of websites to help faculty, administrators, and staff create accessible environments, programs, and resources for students with disabilities and help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college
HEATH Resource Center
Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
Office for Civil Rights
Serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
Attention Deficit Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Blind and Visual Impairments
Mental Health/Psychiatric Disorders
CAST Universal Design for Learning
CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
The ASD Project
This computer-based course is intended to develop an awareness about accommodating students with disabilities. In your role as faculty, there is a little background information that may be helpful. Studies have shown that students with disabilities can participate in higher education and compete favorably with other students.