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What Laws Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

  • Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in all employment situations involving programs or activities aided by federal financing.

  • Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Prohibits job discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in all employment practices: hiring, firing, promotions, compensation, and in all other terms, conditions and benefits of employment, including vacations, pensions, and seniority.

  • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of his/her handicap, 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.

  • Section 508, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

  • Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990
    Extends universal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities, covering public and private sector employment, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. Further information regarding the ADA may be found at www.usdoj.gov
 
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