Disability and the Law

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states “No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States ...shall solely by reason of her/his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Under the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, all colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance are legally bound to prohibit discrimination in the recruitment process, the admissions process and the educational process of students with disabilities.

Students with documented disabilities are entitled to receive approved modifications, appropriate academic adjustments or auxiliary aids that will enable them to participate in and have the opportunity to benefit from all educational programs and activities at CPCC.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, activities, and services of public entities. It applies to all State and local governments, their departments and agencies, and any other instrumentalities or special purpose districts of State or local governments.

For additional information visit the links below:

Rehabilitation Act  

 http://www.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-

Americans With Disabilities Act

http://www.ada.gov/