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Americans with Disabilities Act 504

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities.

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

All members of the Clarkson Community and associated third parties are encouraged to use the following resources to report concerns or violations.  In addition, to these resources you may contact the ADA/504 Coordinator directly.

Click here to view the Coordinator's contact information.

Staff

Inquiries concerning Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should be directed to Human Resources.

Under ADA regulations community members may contact the Coordinator directly for advice or to file a complaint.  ADA504@clarkson.edu.

Students

The Office of Accommodative Services at Clarkson University, located at the Student Success Center, Educational Resources Center, Suite 1400 (ERC1400), is the designated office responsible for maintaining disability related documentation, certifying eligibility for receipt of services, determining reasonable accommodations, and ensuring the provision of those services.

Under ADA regulations community members may contact the Coordinator directly for advice or to file a complaint. ADA504@clarkson.edu.

Guests of the University

Inquiries concerning Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should be directed to Human Resources.

Inquiries concerning Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should be directed to ADA504@clarkson.edu.

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“No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence, victim status, marital status, personal status, ancestry, source of income, or other classes protected by law.”

-Clarkson University’s Non-Discrimation Policy