Faculty Resources

The resources listed on this page are for provided for the convenience of Northwestern faculty and do not represent an endorsement from the University. Please email accessiblenu@northwestern.edu if you'd like to suggest additional resources to be listed on this page or if you'd like to request a meeting, visit, or presentation from AccessibleNU staff for you and your colleagues. We will tailor our presentation content and length to meet your needs. See our outreach page for more details. You may also find helpful some of the frequently asked questions from faculty, our universal design for learning, and our resources for students page.

Disability Definitions & Examples

You will likely find our recommendations regarding facilitating non-test accommodations and accessibility of teaching locations helpful in conjunction with the information above regarding students with mobility impairments, visual impairments, and hearing loss.

Digital Accessibility 

All instructors are required to make sure that materials used in their course, including course websites, readings, handouts, tests, etc. are accessible to all users. Accessibility 101 is a free online course created by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Information Technology Accessibility Group intended to increase understanding and awareness of accessibility issues in information technology (IT). This course focuses on the basics and generally takes 30-45 minutes to complete.

Additional Resources