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Higher Education Policies

Resources for those interested in learning more about policies that pertain to the rights of individuals with disabilities within higher education settings.  It includes information about accessible educational materials and technologies.

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires all post-secondary institutions, as of July 1, 2010, to make textbook information available for all courses, including both ISBNs and pricing information. This information must be offered as part of an institution’s online class schedule, and must be viewable by students in advance of registration for any given academic term:

Higher Education Compliance Alliance

The HECA Compliance Matrix provides a comprehensive list of key federal laws and regulations governing colleges and universities. It includes a summary of each law, applicable reporting deadlines, and links to additional resources. Users can sort by topic area or by date to plan for upcoming reporting requirements. Users can also filter by topic, to limit the matrix to certain topics of interest (i.e. athletics or human resources).

Recent Guidance from the DOJ, OCR and OSERS

Guidance for educators regarding access and learner rights.

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.

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Technology

Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.

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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

Unique book identifier used to identify particular book title, edition, publisher, and geographic group of origin.

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