A rich collection of resources is available to those who wish to know more about accommodating students with disabilities on postsecondary campuses. The following resources provide a good start.
Access Board standards for Federal legislation
News archives, rules, notices, reports.
Americans with Disabilities Act Information on the Web
General civil rights legislation that assures nondiscrimination for people with disabilities.
Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Professional organization for postsecondary disabled student services personnel that hosts an annual conference.
Beyond Accessibility: Treating Users with Disabilities as People
How to work with people with disabilities.
California Community Colleges Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials in Alternate Media for Persons with Disabilities.
Center for Information Technology Services and Solutions, GSA
Various federal agency regulations, guidelines and whitepapers.
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, How-to Tips for Educators
Distance education: Access guidelines for students with disabilities (1999). Sacramento, CA: Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges.
Federal Communications Commission Details on Section 508 Rehabilitation Act
Details on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act from the Disability Rights Office of the Federal Communications Commission.
Gordon, M, Keiser, S. (1998). Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers. DeWitt NY: GSI Publications.
Henderson, (1997). Equal Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination for Students with Disabilities: Federal Enforcement of Section 504. Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series, Volume II. ED415599 (1997. Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
IDEA legislation at the Department of Education
Information on legislation from the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.
Job Accommodation Network
Legal information, specific job accommodations, and information links on disability and employment.
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disabilities.
Legislation That Relates to Including Youth with Disabilities
Summary of legislation that applies to education and organizations
Mellard, Hall, Leibowitz, (1997). Research Report on the Nature, Extent, and Outcomes of Accommodations in Adult Education Programs. Wenkart, Ronald D. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Its Impact on Public Education.
National Center for Educational Statistics. (1999). An institutional perspective on students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Washington DC: US Department of Education.
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page
General information, enforcement news, and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
United States Department of Justice Disability Rights Home Page
Content and clarification of federal laws.
United States Department of Justice Rehab Act Section 508 Home Page
Legislation regarding federal standards for accessible electronic and information technology.
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Information regarding civil rights legislation.
To contact an OCR office in your state or territory see
U.S. Department of Education Office of The Chief Information Officer
Federal requirements for accessible electronic and information technology.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Resources regarding the employment of people with disabilities.
Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium
Guidelines for making Web pages accessible.