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Legal Module

Learning Objectives

  • Provide information about Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008
  • Provide information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004
  • Compare and contrast the mandates of Section 504 and the ADA to the IDEA
  • Summarize how “disability” is defined in various federal laws
  • Summarize the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities in postsecondary education
  • Summarize the rights and responsibilities of postsecondary institutions and faculty members in relation to students with disabilities
  • Explain the difference between physical access and cognitive access to postsecondary education
  • Discuss ways in which the principles of Universal Design for Instruction©(UDI) can help promote access to postsecondary education for a diverse range of students

Permission is granted to copy this document for educational purposes; however, please acknowledge your source using the following citation:

UDI Online Project. (2010). Legal Module. Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Storrs. http://www.udi.uconn.edu/index.php?q=content/legal-module