Resources and Disability Support

In addition to the resources and services available on the digital accessibility website, the following resources are available for the Northeastern University community.

Absence Management/ADA, HR

The Absence Management/ADA Human Resources Team manages and reviews requests for reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended in 2008 (ADAAA).

Support and benefits for employees with disabilities (HR Service Center)

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Academic Technologies,
Information Technology Services

Academic Technologies provides training and consultation on best practices for creating learning experiences that are accessible and that support Universal Design for Learning principles. Topics include creating accessible Canvas courses and designing activities that meet learners whoever they are and wherever they are. 

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Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research

The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) provides a broad range of opportunities for all Northeastern educators, including faculty, co-curricular educators and staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, to deepen their practice in ways that enhance student learning–through workshops, consultations, research, customized programming, assessment, and the development of new, innovative models for learning and education.

Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research Website

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Disability Alliance

The Disability Alliance affinity group strives to create space for connection and advocacy for university employees who self-identify as having a disability. The group works to build an inclusive community where individuals feel safe self-identifying as having a disability, and influence policies to support this group in their work at the university.

Disability Alliance Website

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The Disability Resource Center’s purpose is to ensure that those students with disabilities have equal access to the academic experience at Northeastern University. The DRC provides students with appropriate services and can advocate as needed within the wider University community. At the same time, our goal is to promote independence and self-advocacy within each individual.

Disability Resource Center Website

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The Library

The Northeastern University Library provides resources and services that will spark your creativity and help you forge new discoveries. We collaborate with many vendors and systems to bring you exciting, up to date information for your research. Our library wants you to feel at home in the library, so library staff work hard to ensure spaces, experiences, and resources are accessible.

Northeastern University Library Website


NU PLACE dismantles access barriers and connects historically marginalized learners to career development, experiential learning, and hiring opportunities through our alumni, employer, and global university networks.

NU PLACE Website

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Office for University Equity and Compliance

The Office for University Equity and Compliance (OUEC) is responsible for leading efforts to maintain the University’s compliance with federal and state laws related to discrimination or harassment based on a protected category. OUEC offers the Northeastern community a place to discuss and report issues and concerns regarding discrimination and harassment and provides multiple pathways towards a resolution, including investigations through a formal resolution process.

Office for University Equity and Compliance Website

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University Ombuds Offices

The Offices of the University Ombuds for Faculty and Staff and the University Ombuds for Graduate Students serve as confidential, independent, and informal resources for members of the Northeastern University community across all campuses seeking to discuss concerns with an impartial party. The University Ombuds Office for Faculty and Staff supports employees. The University Ombuds Office for Graduate Students supports graduate students including those enrolled in Ph.D., professional doctorate, Master’s, certificate, and online programs. The Ombuds Offices promote equity, respect, and fair processes, and support the university in fostering the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging.