Module 10 Postsecondary Students and Section 504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) as amended prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. This law states that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives or benefits from federal financial assistance. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extends these protections to all state and local government agencies regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance. As public entities providing services, programs, and activities, and as recipients of federal financial assistance, Florida’s state universities, colleges, and career and technical centers are subject to compliance with these mandates.
This section addresses the federal regulations that apply to students with disabilities in post-secondary programs and activities, including career and technical education. The following are summaries from the Section 504 regulations.
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