The two primary pieces of legislation that place obligations on Universities include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.Both require access beyond architectural barriers to include accommodations providing equal access to all aspects of recreational and academic opportunities.There may be more learning-disabled students in your math class than you realize.If you have learners who read numbers backwards, have trouble telling time, confuse part whole relationships, have difficulty keeping score in a game, and have difficulty remembering math facts, concepts, rules, formulas, sequences, and procedures, they may be learning disabled.
We think that the information provided will answer many of your questions regarding serving students with disabilities.
Furthermore, Subpart E of 504 specifically addresses mandates for institutions of higher education requiring that an institution be prepared to provide appropriate and reasonable accommodation to policies and practices to allow students with disabilities to participate in the same activities and programs as non disabled students.
It is therefore the responsibility of faculty and staff of the University to provide accommodation to ALL QUALIFIED students through the assistance of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
Specifically, Section 504 provides that:"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States...
Shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance"...
By working together we can ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of higher education.