Rock Valley College

Accessible Information & Communication Technology

Rock Valley College is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities have access to all College programs and activities in accordance with federal and state law.  This includes ensuring that all information and communication technologies (ICT) used in College programs and activities are universally accessible.

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.

How to Resources:

General Accessibility Guidelines & Information

Disability-Specific Tips & Strategies

Accessibility of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Creating Accessible Documents

Accessible Audio Media (Post-Production Captioning)

Need help or want to report accessibility problems?


Please call us at (815) 921-2371 or email for questions and concerns.