The Catholic University of America

Publications, Video & Web Tutorials


 Accommodating Employees

The Litigation Landscape Nearly One Decade After the Passage of the ADA Amendments Act, Great Lakes ADA Center, Legal Briefings, April 2018. 

 Veterans and the ADA : A Guide for Employers, 2-28-12 by the US EEOC. Helpful summary of relevant laws.

Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities (Jan. 2012)

This AAUP report is authored by Robert O'Neill, Ann Franke, Michael Berube and Jordan Kurland with an appendix by Laura Rothstein, author of Disability Law and Higher Education. Subjects discussed include having policies in place, defining essential accommodations, privacy issues involved in process, guidelines for search committees, and litigation over dismissal of faculty with disabilities.

 Online Accessibility

W3C Accessibility 

Web Content Accessiblity Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (June 5, 2018) 

Website Accessiblity Cases under the ADA: By Cole Schotz, P.C. (June 26, 2018)

Accommodating Students


  The ADA and Higher Education: Legal Briefings (May 2016) Great Lakes ADA Center

NACUA Notes: Federal Disability Laws: Do They Translate to Study Abroad Programs? (April 26, 2012)


Instructional Materials

Commercially Available e-Books and Accessibility by Van Credle, Assistive Technology Specialist, Disablity Support Services, The Catholic University of America


Emotional Support Animals

 NACUANOTES: Emotional Support Animals in Higher Education: Challenging Scenarios and Proposed Solutions. Jan. 10, 2019.

NACUA Notes: Update on Accommodating Service and Assistance Animals on Campus(March 16, 2012)

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, FHEO Notice -2013-01, April 25, 2013. Sets forth the position of HUD on Service Animals and notices all housing providers they are required to accomodate assistance animal requests under the Fair Housing Act. Discusses the interplay between the ADA and servcie animals and the FHA and assistance animals. Discussion of 504 included, but references case law, not statute or code.


Misc. Summaries of Law

NACUANOTES: New Title II Regulations Regarding Direct Threat:Do They Change How Colleges and Universities Should Treat Students Who Are Threats to Themselves? November 11, 2011