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NACUANOTES: Volume 12, No. 7--Food For Thought: Applying the ADA to Students with Food Allergies



Table of State Assistance Animal Laws, by Rebecca F. Wisch, (2014)

This table compares all 50 states' assistance animal laws for several categories. Included are assistance animal accommodation laws, criminal interference laws, licensing laws, disabled pedestrian laws, and service animal misrepresentation laws. Links to the text of the various laws are provided.

Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy, 1st Ed, by Lazar & Goldstein & Taylor:  Provides best practices for implementing IT accessibility in companies, governments, and universities, including a roadmap for understanding accessibility for policymakers and advocates. To be published mid 2015 by Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann

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.

Press Release and Letter from DOJ, DOE and HHS to Health Related Schools Regarding Hepatitis B Discrimination, June 12, 2013.

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

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

Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 12, 2011: Federal Case over Banning a Student's Therapy Dog Illustrates Thicket of Disability Rules by Sara Lipka. This article highlights differences in the Federal Fair Housing Act and the ADA as it applies to therapy animals.

Department of Justice Technical Guidance on Service Animals (July 2011)

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

Information Technology and Accessiblity

WCET, OLC and NCDAE: Steps you Can Take Now to Address Accessibility at Your Institution, November 2017. Lists 9 items routinely seen in letters from OCR. 

WCET Frontiers: Increasing Online Accessibility and Design Quality in your Online Courses  August 2017

Web Accessiblity Evaluation Tool (WebAim)

Technology Access for Youth with Disabilities

Access to Technology in the Workplace

NACUANOTE: Building an Accessible Digital World: The Obligation to Make Electronic Resources Accessible,July 28, 2016. 

Updating PDF's for Accessibility: A Quick How to for Webmasters

W3C on Mobile Accessibility:"Mobile accessibility" generally refers to making websites and applications more accessible to people with disabilities when they are using mobile phones. WAI's work in this area includes people using a broad range of devices to interact with the web: phones, tablets, TVs, and more.

This page summarizes existing and developing resources related to mobile web accessibility. There are not separate guidelines for mobile accessibility — mobile is covered in existing W3C accessibility guidelines (particularly WCAG and UAAG, which are introduced below). 

The Wave of Website and other ADA Accessibility Claims: What you Should Know, posted Feb. 22, 2016 by Littler Mendelson, P.C. 

Tennessee Board of Regents Accessiblity Initiative

Amazing trove of IT Accessibility Resources. See on the right the AIMT Comformance Webform. Simply hit apply and all vendors come up with a list of what has been promised in terms of accessibility compliance. 


IT Accessiblity Risk Statements and Evidence (Has 18 risk statements with links to case settlements supporting the risks-a proactive document.)

University of Minnesota web page with Higher Ed Accessibility Lawsuits, Complaints, and Settlements

BC Open Textbook Accessiblity Toolkit

The Problem with Automated Testing by Karl Groves.

Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities**

University of Washington Access Computing Project**Focused on increasing access to computing careers for students with disabilities

ARL Web Accessiblity Toolkit (May 2014)

Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities, Nov. 2, 2012.
Excellent guidance for the University community and those who review contracts for the libraries. E-book accessibility may involve as many as three different considerations, the accessibility of the content, the accessibility of the reading platform, and the accessibility of the device. As libraries purchase licenses, there should be a point person ensuring the terms of use of the license do not limit libraries ability to make the material accessible-as accessibility features may not be built ino the vendor platform or the terms and conditions of the license. This summary also includes an overview of the Hathi Trust decision, status of rulemaking on web page accessibilty, and recommendations for libraries on how to ensure compliance with disability law.

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

Making Accessibility Win-Win: National Federal for the Blind Presentation at EDUCAUSE Jan. 2011 Regional Conference. Materials on how to make electronic instructional materials accessible.

University of Washington: Access Web ** 


CUA Office of Disablity Support Services

Department of Justice ADA Settlements and Consent Agreements web page

Louisiana Tech Settlement document***

NFB Press Release on Settlement Agreement with University of Montana (w/link to agreement)

Physical Accessiblity

NACUA Notes:The Revised ADA Title II and Title III Regulations (Part I): Imapct on Campus Athletic Facilities (June 21, 2012)

Tips for the Transition to 2012: Questions and Answers about new construction, alterations, and existing facilities under DOJ's 2010 ADA Regulations. Q and A by Irene Bowen, J.D.,

Accessibile Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field: This DOJ publication focuses on planning and conducting meetings and events that are accessible to people with disabilities. Issued April 2009

ADA-One Quick Check Tool for Compliance



updated 11-15-17