Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in any private or public program that receives federal funding. "No otherwise qualified handicapped individual shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance."
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
The ADA makes it unlawful to discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability. Every college and university is required under the ADA to make programs, services and facilities "accessible to" and "usable by" persons with disabilities. The purpose of ADA is to allow persons with disabilities the opportunity to find and hold a job, have the right to do business with public retail stores, have access to public transportation and have equal opportunity to pursue educational goals. In short, the ADA insures that persons with disabilities are a part of the American way of life, without discrimination.
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