Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life.  –

For educators this is important because we have to be accommodating for those who may have some sort of disability.  Below are some documents that you may find useful when considering how your class and materials are available to everyone.



Creating Learning Materials in Compliance with Digital Accessibility
Accessibility Checkers
Accessibility at ISU

Advising Students with Disabilities


Physical Accessibility


Legal Landscape


Digital Accessibility

Helpful Information
  • Section 508 of U.S. Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • A federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities
    • It helps you to better understand how to build your course