ADA / Disability Services

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protections for people with disabilities to employment in the public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunication relay services.

Appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities are mandated for making modifications as needed in policies, practices, and procedures and for assuring accessibility of examinations and courses. This includes all aspects of academic and nonacademic activities including admissions and recruitment, admission to programs, academic adjustments, financial assistance, and counseling.

Any student wishing to be considered for classroom accommodations must see the Student Support Counselor in Student Services and submit the Student Disability Accommodations Request and Release.