Colleges and universities have an obligation to comply with federal disability laws and to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities, whether they be students, employees, or campus visitors. It is therefore essential for university counsel and other administrators responsible for accessibility support services to develop a thorough understanding of the principles and processes involved in this area of the law in order to understand and address the different challenges that may present in a higher education setting. What constitutes a “fundamental alteration” to an academic program? What steps should an institution take to ensure that its public-facing websites are available to all? And how should an institution assess whether its buildings can be reached through accessible routes?
Adherence to federal disability law is also a critical factor in providing and maintaining an accessible and inclusive environment where persons with disabilities and those without are provided equal opportunities to meaningfully participate in educational activities and campus life.
Join instructors Philip J. Catanzano, Olabisi Okubadejo, and Karen Petrulakis, as they lead this eight-module online course designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of disability laws’ application to higher education.
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