Access and Admissions

Items bolded and underlined are drawn from the Illinois State Board of Education Evidence List.

Accessibility of Programs and Facilities


What documentation can be used to indicate compliance with this standard?

  Documents concerning facilities
  • Maps showing location of modified vocational facilities
  • Maps showing location of CTE facilities
  • Enrollment demographics for each facility
  • Demographics of communities surrounding the facilities
  • Student demographics before and after facility modification
  • Blueprints and building plans
  • Renovation schedules
  • Maintenance records
  • Work orders or contracts indicating construction start dates
  • Location and description of separate facilities for students with disabilities
  • Location and description of accessible facilities in which public events are held (e.g. graduation exercises, school plays)
   Documents concerning students with disabilities
  • Example(s) of equipment adapted
  • List of programs in which disabled students have been denied access
  • Procedures for determining need
  • Lists of programs and services offered to both students with disabilities and students without disabilities
  • Description of policy for providing aids and services
  • Description of aids and services available/provided/denied
  • List of materials/resources available for seeing or hearing impaired
  • Number of disabled students denied admission
  • Student handbook
  • Policies governing use of guide dogs, tape recorders, and note takers
  • Records or equipment schedules for the provision of auxiliary aids and services to students with disabilities
  • Number of disabled students in various courses and programs
  • Programs in which essential requirements or licensing requirements have prevented access
  • List of modifications by program
  • Lists of modifications to tests or test administration
  • Location of accessible testing facility and adequacy of sound and lighting systems
  • Board policy on accessibility of programs, services, and activities for students with disabilities
  • Assignment of instructional aides
  • Data on participation in clubs/extracurricular activities by individuals with disabilities
  • Policies and procedures relating to free appropriate public education
  • Section 504 plans, placement records, IEP's and similar records of students with disabilities placed in Career and Technical programs
  • Evaluation and placement criteria procedures for 504 plan or IEP

Supplemental Information

The accessibility standards are determined by the date the facility was constructed or last renovated by the institution.

  • Existing facilities: construction or alteration initiated before 6/4/77
  • New construction: construction or alteration initiated between 6/4/77 and 1/17/91 ANSI A117, 1-1961 (R 197)
  • New construction: construction or alteration initiated on or after 1/18/91 UFAS
  • New construction: construction on or after 1/27/92 ADA AG or UFAS

     New or existing?

      Under Section 504, all construction since June 1977 is new.
      Under Title II, construction that began after January 26, 1992 is new.
      Between these dates, the standard of new construction under Section 504
      always applies.


Additional information concerning resources for English Language Learners

Additional resources concerning resources for students with disabilities

Additional information concerning access to facilities from Guidelines for Vocational Education in Sections C, D, E, F, G, H

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

ADA Accessibility Guidelines For Buildings and Facilities

Additional resources concerning resources for deaf students

Questions that may be raised by Proposition 227 (Limited English Proficiency)

Memos from OCR concerning services based on national origin

Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives In American Education

Protecting Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities

Questions concerning discrimination frequently received by OCR

Sample Individual Educational Plan and Guidance Document http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/iep/Sample%20IEP%20Guidance%20Document.pdf

Case Studies for Individual Educational Plans

U.S. Department of Education Guide to Individual Educational Program

Illinois Policy Statement on Least Restrictive Environment