Source: U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Educational Association: Legal Guidance on Transgender Students’ RightsWhat to Do if Your Rights AreViolated as a Transgender Student
Federal regulations regarding the rights of disabled students in college are found primarily in two places: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The services provided through these statutes vary greatly from those afforded by IDEA, so it is important that college-bound students and their parents develop a clear understanding of those differences and what rights are now available to them.
Section 504 prohibits discrimination in the participation in programs and activities of students with a physical or mental disability by educational institutions receiving federal funding or other federal assistance. Under Section 504, schools are required to make the appropriate academic adjustments or accommodations necessary to ensure the equal opportunity of disabled students to participate in a school’s programs. Section 504 imposes a number of requirements and restrictions regarding how schools operate in relation to their disabled students. Examples of accommodations disabled students may expect include: