NASPA Position on Accessibility

Policy and Advocacy

Colleges and universities are responsible for accommodating students who have disclosed disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 504) to incorporate information from the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act). Responsibilities under ADA and Section 504 are governed by the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (ED). Institutions which receive any federal money must “provide students with appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services that are necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in a school's program.”