Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides broad nondiscrimination protection in employment, public services, and public accommodations (including many areas of colleges and universities), for individuals with disabilities. The ADA is enforced by multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, solely on the basis of the disability, in any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Section 504 is enforced by, amongst others, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
The ADA statute, ADA Tiltle II and III regulations, technical assistance materials, enforcement information, and
general ADA information is available at http://www.ada.gov.
Department of Education, OCR on Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education:
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
Accommodating Students with Disabilities at Montgomery College
Checklist on 508 Accessibility Standards
Link to University of Washington Video - IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have To Say
Office of Compliance, Risk and Ethics Webinars
Autism on Campus
Information provided by the Office of Compliance, Risk and Ethics does not constitute privileged legal advice.