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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:
Moreover, the ADAA authorizes the right by a single individual to bring suit for discrimination based on disability against not only the University as a public entity, but also against the individual(s) responsible for the act of discrimination. In the classroom, the law requires that a faculty member adapt the course presentation to meet the unique needs of the student’s disabling condition.
The law also charges students with the responsibility to make their abilities and limitations known, and to meet, with or without accommodations, the faculty’s expectation in class participation, performance, and work standards. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 are not designed to ensure equal result, but rather to ensure equal opportunities of access.
The American with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008, taking effect on January 1, 2009.
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