Resources for Students
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is an arm of the U.S. Department of Education whose mission “is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.” OCR has produced the following documents that may be helpful in understanding the law as it relates to postsecondary institutions.
This pamphlet that contains information for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary schools.
This pamphlet reviews the obligations of higher education institutions to serve students with disabilities. This pamphlet also includes answers to questions commonly asked by students and representatives of postsecondary institutions.