ADA Coordinator

The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is committed to ensuring equal access to educational and employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504 and Section 508), as well as other applicable state and local laws and University policy. Qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination, including harassment, and are entitled to reasonable accommodations, and auxiliary aids and services to ensure their participation in, and enjoyment of all University programs, services, and activities.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Acting ADA Coordinator:
Nizam Arain, J.D.

The University’s ADA Coordinator guides the University’s efforts to move beyond compliance towards access for all members of our campus community. As the University’s designated position for disability-related compliance initiatives, the ADA Coordinator collaborates with campus partners, campus and system-wide committees, faculty, staff, and students to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. The ADA Coordinator also serves as the Director of the Accessibility & Accommodations Division in the Office for Access & Equity, oversees reasonable accommodations processes for staff, faculty, and visitors to the University, addresses accessibility issues, and oversees reports of disability-based discrimination and barriers to access both on campus and in the university’s online presence.

Contact the ADA Coordinator:

  • By email:
  • By phone: 217-333-0885
  • In person (by appointment only): 614 East Daniel St., Suite 303, Champaign, IL 61820

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ADA IT Coordinator:
Keith Hays

The ADA IT Coordinator works closely with the ADA Coordinator to provide guidance, support, and training to campus on IT Accessibility including compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act, international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the campuswide Information Technology Accessibility Policy (HR-86) and other applicable laws and policies. The ADA IT Coordinator also runs the Illinois Technology Liaisons Program (ITAL) and assists the ADA Coordinator in evaluating the current needs and risks of IT accessibility across campus including but not limited to document, program procurement, and website accessibility.

Contact the ADA IT Coordinator: