Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions, contact Disability Services.

Faculty and staff disability services FAQs have moved to the employee intranet.

Student FAQs

General FAQs

  • What is Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

    Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that makes it illegal for programs that receive federal funds to discriminate against people with disabilities. Most colleges and universities receive federal money; therefore they are covered by this law. Section 504 requires schools to make their classes, programs, and activities accessible to students with disabilities.

  • What does “disability” mean under Section 504?

    Under Section 504, a disability is a mental or physical impairment that seriously limits a “major life activity.” Major life activities include taking care of one self, working with your hands, walking, seeing, and hearing. They also include speaking, breathing, and learning.