Disabled students have rights

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush to prohibit discrimination of disabilities in workplaces, transportation, public facilities and education.
ADA laws protect people with disabilities or those that have a close relation to a disabled person. It also creates strict requirements for facilities to accommodate disabilities.
ADA Title II Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requires government funded institutions that receive federal funding to ensure equal opportunities are given to anyone using their services.
Private and public colleges are both covered by Title II. This is done to create a safe learning environment for students by accommodating their disabilities.
Colleges can do this through several ways. Some examples include having buildings that are easily accessible for students with disabilities, programs that would assist with a students disability, residential centers, translators and providing certified assistants
Accommodations must be reasonable, and colleges can refuse to make certain changes if they disrupt the fundamental nature of the college.
If a student feels their rights have been violated or if they think an institution has gone against the ADA, they can file a complaint to the Department of Justice.

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