Indicator 2: Knowledge of Legal Rights Regarding AT

Knowledge about your legal rights and responsibilities includes understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which are both laws that govern people with disabilities in post-secondary education. It’s important to be able to identify how these laws protect you and how to get help when they are being violated.

Breaking It Down

Video: Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Have A Conversation with Your Case Manager And Parents

  • What is one thing I get now that I may not have after I graduate? (For example dictation at work or modified course work in college)
  • What laws do I understand well?
  • What laws do I still have questions about?
  • How is an accommodation different than a modification?
  • Can Assistive Technology be an accommodation?

Think About Your Goal

What are 3 follow up questions I have about my legal rights