8.5. Class Action
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973's Section 504 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) require that no qualified person with a disability be excluded from postsecondary educational programs. A "qualified individual" meets the academic and technical standards required for admission to the school or program. After admission, accommodation must be made in a timely and effective manner to allow the qualified students to participate in the program. However, such accommodations can be made only if the student reports the disability to the institution's designated person or office, provides documentation of the disability to be kept confidentially on file with that person or office, and requests disability-related accommodations. Read the full article now!