North Iowa Area Community College is committed to providing an accessible environment for students, faculty, staff and the community. We work to ensure equal access to educational opportunities through accessibility efforts and support services.
In accordance with the requirements of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and the American with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA), North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
North Iowa Area Community College is committed to the fundamental academic principle of accessibility by providing equal access to all of NIACC’s programs & services. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) & the ADA Amendments Act (2008), protects persons with disabilities from discrimination through barriers to communication. Communications with individuals with disabilities must be as effective as communication with others.
Are you a student or visitor to NIACC and require accommodations? Please contact NIACC Disability Services. For more information and a list of policies and procedures, a student handbook, and more, go to the NIACC Disability Services Website.
In accordance with NIACC’s Accessible Information & Communication Technology Policy (ICT), employees must create, obtain, and maintain all information and communication technology that ensures access to individuals with disabilities.
Accessibility of Course Materials (DIY)
Accessibility benefits more than just those with particular disabilities, it can benefit all students. It is much easier to build your course with accessibility in mind at the start rather than going back to fix problem areas later.
The Benefits of Accessibility (Links to the CETL Learning Lounge within Canvas – You will be prompted to sign into MyNIACC)
As an employee at NIACC, you are required to ensure the materials and activities you provide are accessible to all students. This website should assist you in making your content accessible.
You can use the following links to access information about disability law and some examples of OCR cases & lawsuits that can be used as a guide in making decisions about best practices in accessibility at NIACC.
Disability Law (Links to the CETL Learning Lounge within Canvas – You will be prompted to sign into MyNIACC)
Precedent in Determining Accessibility (Links to the CETL Learning Lounge – You will be prompted to sign into MyNIACC)
Creating Accessible Documents
- Creating Accessible Word Documents – WebAim
- Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations – Web Aim
- Web Accessibility Guidelines – DO-IT, UW
Creating Accessible Media
Training Course – There’s an Accessibility course available for any NIACC employee to take. Please email us to enroll for the next available start time.
Training and Support
The campus Accessibility Map provides information about accessible routes on campus, the location of elevators, and accessible parking spaces.
Having an issue with access? Contact us so we can work to remove the barrier.
ADA Coordinator/ADA Compliance Office and Grievance Procedures
NIACC’s ADA Coordinator is Lisa Vance, Director of Disability Services.
NIACC’s ADA Compliance Officer is Bridgett Elliot Golman, Vice President of Student Services.
Grievance Procedures at NIACC for resolving discrimination on the basis of disability.