By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Jul, 18th 2019

Tackling the Issues with Disability Services in Higher Education

Providing the best experience and tools for success for disabled individuals is no longer optional for all higher education institutions. This is due to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) which “enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities” that include “discrimination on the basis of disability as prohibited by […]


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By Adam Crick in Announcements, Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Apr, 5th 2019

A History of United States Accessibility Laws

The fight for equal rights for people with disabilities has had plenty of ups and downs across the years. Major accomplishments happened after 1970 when a Washington, D.C. court decides every child has the right to a free education. Cielo24’s infographic outlines a brief timeline of U.S. accessibility laws. Although there are numerous laws that […]


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By Adam Crick in Announcements, Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Mar, 29th 2019

How do Students Feel About Accessibility Awareness on Campus?

In 2018, EDUCAUSE and its Center for Analysis and Research released their 5th annual study of undergraduate students and information technology. More than 64,000 students from 130 U.S. and international institutions were surveyed. Using the results they were able to make generalized statements relating to technology, activities, and access to resources. Accessibility is a large […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Disability Services posted: Oct, 29th 2018

Why Disability Services Management Should be an Institution-wide Concern

The number of undergraduate and postgraduate students who declare a disability has increased by at least 50% in the UK, while at least 11% of the student population in 2016 has declared some form of disability. However, there is little awareness of the disability services provided by educational institutions. Many of those who do provide […]


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By Adam Crick in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Sep, 6th 2018

5 Steps for Introducing an Institution-wide Accessibility Approach

Traditionally higher education institutions have been handling accommodation requests through manual processes and homegrown databases. As more students with disabilities enroll in college, staff in accessibility services are tasked with processing more accommodations without the tools to effectively respond to requests. Furthermore, gaining the executive buy-in needed to allocate budget into streamlining accessibility requests is […]


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