Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary

ADA at 30: Past, Present, and Future

Join us as NC State celebrates 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

In 1985, NC State formed the Office of Disability Services for Students (now the Disability Resource Office) to provide assistance to all students with physical, psychological, learning, chronic and temporary disabilities.

In 1989, the Center for Universal Design, founded by Ronald Mace, developed a successful program of creating new, landmark designs and informational documents on accessible designs. Now, the Disability Resource Office serves students while the Equal Opportunity and Equity unit of OIED serves employees.

NC State provides equal opportunity in all of its programs, activities and services, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable laws that prohibit disability discrimination. We strive for the complete inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating and maintaining an equitable and diverse community.


Virtual Events

Additional Events of the Month

July 1, 2020
1 p.m.
ADA Live! The ADA Then and Now: Celebrate ADA 30th Anniversary with the Honorable Tony Coelho

July 14, 2020
2 – 3:30 p.m.
ADA Anniversary Update: 30 Years, Where do We go Now?

July 15, 2020
2 – 3:30 p.m
The 30th Anniversary of the ADA: A Review of the Most Important ADA Cases
presented by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network

July 23, 2020
2 – 3:30 p.m
Digital Accessibility: What have we learned and what does the future hold?
sponsored by Southeast ADA Center, Great Lakes ADA Center, Pacific ADA Center, and the ADA National Network

July 24, 2020
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
The Americans with Disabilities Act: The Basics
presented by University of Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities

1 – 1:30 p.m
ADA Live! Celebrate. Learn. Share. The ADA turns 30: The Future of Disability Rights with Lex Frieden sponsored by Southeast ADA Center, Southwest ADA Center, and ADA National Network

July 26, 2020
All Day
30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

1 p.m
Harkin Institute 30th Anniversary ADA Virtual Rally
presented by The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, Dole Institute of Politics, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate and George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Current IT Accessibility Topics

NC State University website owners have been working hard on eliminating accessibility barriers and competing for the title of Web Accessibility Champion.  The 2020 Web Accessibility Challenge champions will be announced August 7th on the Web Accessibility Challenge Champions website.

Here are some ways you can help with accessibility on campus;