Accessibility at RVC

Accessibility for All

Rock Valley College is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs, activities, programs, and services are accessible to everyone.

We recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and strive to design more welcoming, inclusive spaces.

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Report an ADA Barrier

We encourage you to report any campus accessibility barriers you encounter.

Report a Barrier

File a Formal Complaint

Report an accessibility issue or file a formal complaint.

File a Complaint

Student Support

Students may request accommodations through Disability Support Services.

Disability Support Services


For the Community

Accessibility in Education

Universal Design

Universal design (UD) is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. One example of UD is an automatic door opener, which allows a door to be accessible to a large number of people. Not only do individuals who use wheelchairs benefit, but so do mothers pushing a baby stroller, individuals carrying large packages, and students pulling wheeled backpacks.

Accessible Information & Communication Technology

Ensuring equal and effective information and communication technology access is the responsibility of all College administrators, faculty, and staff, and keeps the College in compliance with federal and state law, which includes the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act as amended.

On January 18, 2017, the United States Access Board adopted new guidelines and standards for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. These standards, established as a baseline by the federal government, are effective January 18, 2018 and provide a solid framework for making electronic and information technology accessible.

General information about accessibility guidelines may be found at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)or WebAim websites.