Accessibility & Accommodations Division

About The Division

The Accessibility & Accommodations Division facilitates disability, religious, and pregnancy (or pregnancy-related) accommodations for all faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate student employees, as well as job applicants.

The division engages in an interactive process to determine the appropriate reasonable accommodation for each person. The division also provides consultation and programming on accessibility issues (including physical, instructional, and digital accessibility) and raises awareness of disability as a key form of diversity.

Contact Us

Phone: 217-333-0885, option #1
Fax: 217-244-9136

Division Staff

  1. Nizam Arain, J.D.
    Acting ADA Coordinator / Acting Director­, Accessibility & Accommodations Division
  2. Keith Hays
    ADA IT Coordinator­
  3. M.T. Hudson
    Senior Accessibility Specialist­­
  4. Douglas Maxey
    Accessibility Specialist
  5. Heather Mihaly
    Accessibility Specialist
  6. Buffy Vance
    Case Manager­
  7. Monty Tufts
    Extra Help Office Assistant

Due to staffing changes, you may have previously worked with a member of our staff who is no longer listed here. If so, please direct any questions about your accommodation to or call 217-333-0885, option #1. We will be happy to connect you with a staff member who can assist you.