Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, along with its 2008 amendments, establish the requirements that information technology procured, developed, and used by postsecondary institutions must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Together these statutes require that campus offerings be available to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors for whom they are designed, including individuals with disabilities. (This does included tools made available through applications software, websites, videos, PDF files, and other IT.)

Burgstahler, S. 2017. ADA Compliance for Online Course Design. EDUCAUSE Review Retrieved from

a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability.” (from Resolution Agreement: South Carolina Technical College System, OCR Compliance Review No. 11-11-6002.)

Accessibility at Montana Tech
Disability Services

Montana Tech is committed to increasing campus accessibility and removing barriers by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. In addition, Disability Services processes vaccine exemption requests, assists faculty in accommodating students with temporary injuries, monitors physical and digital accessibility on campus, and co-operates the campus Testing Center.

Shauna Goodell

Disability Services and Accessibility Coordinator
Department: Student Affairs
Location: SSC 3.137
Phone: (406) 496-4428