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It is the policy of Gallaudet University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Pursuant to these laws, no qualified individual with a disability, or those regarded as having a disability, shall unlawfully be denied access to or participation in any services, programs, or activities of Gallaudet University.

In carrying out this policy, we recognize that disabilities include mobility, sensory, health, psychological, and learning disabilities. It is our intent to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

ADA Amendments Act

The American with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 (ADAA) was a response to interpretations of the original test of the ADA. The ADAA clarified those views of the original legislation where they might be seen as limiting the rights of persons with disabilities. The ADAA:...

Office for Students with Disabilities

Resource Type: Policy

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protections for people with disabilities...

Office for Students with Disabilities

Resource Type: Policy

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that: No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States ... shall, solely by reason of ... disability, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under...

Office for Students with Disabilities

Resource Type: Policy

OSWD and Gallaudet Compliance

There are three legal mandates that protect students with disabilities from discrimination and guarantee the student equal access to all aspects of University life. These are Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-112), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, known as...

Office for Students with Disabilities

Resource Type: Policy

Confidentiality and Release of Information

Disclosing a student's need for accommodation means disclosing personal information about the student, and OSWD can only do that with the student's explicit authorization. The confidentiality of disability-related information is protected under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities...

Office for Students with Disabilities

Resource Type: Policy

Contact Us

Office for Students with Disabilities

JSAC 1225

202.448-7036

202-448-7036

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
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Saturday
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