The Department of Learning Accessibility Services is always willing to answer questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Learning Accessibility Services, Diane Schowalter at 262-551-5802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for accessibility resources and articles external to Carthage College.
Educational Resources and Opportunities
- Academic Supports for College Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: From the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University.
- American Foundation for the Blind (AFB): Resources for students with vision impairments.
- Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): Primarily geared toward professionals serving students with disabilities at colleges and universities.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association: For students with attention disorders and their parents.
- Career Guides for Students with Disabilities: Guide for students with disabilities as they enter the workforce.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: For students with attention disorders and their parents.
- Colleges for Students with Disabilities: Resource to help students and their parents understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to post-secondary education.
- College Resources for Students with Disabilities: Support, advocacy and assistive technology to facilitate the transition to higher education.
- Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS): For higher education professionals serving students with disabilities in colleges and universities.
- Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT): Links for faculty, staff, and students with an emphasis on connections and technology, including resources for internships and scholarships for students with disabilities.
- Financial Aid Options for Students with Disabilities: Financial aid opportunities for students with disabilities from Accredited Schools Online.
- HEALTH Resource Center: Housed at George Washington University, this is the national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities: Information for parents and students, including scholarship opportunities.
- National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE): This Center “addresses issues of technology and disability in education policies and practices (ncdae.org).”
- Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: Resource from Affordable Colleges Online with scholarship opportunities to help students with disabilities pay for their education.
- Studying with ADHD: Resource on how ADHD can affect college students and advice on how to study successfully (from Accredited Schools Online).
Laws, Regulations, Guidelines
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Federal regulations relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in government services.
- Office for Civil Rights: The Office of Civil Rights exists to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. This resource includes helpful resources for students and their parents concerning their rights and responsibilities.
- Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance.
- WC3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are published recommendations for making web content more accessible to users.