Relevant Laws

The following directives from federal laws guide the efforts at the University of Akron Wayne College to provide an accessible experience in higher education.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in federally funded programs and activities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, now the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government, public accommodations and services, transportation, and telecommunications. College students with disabilities are covered in Title II of the ADA.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability.

Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act

Title II requires that State and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities.