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Law and Policy

The Office of Disability Services at Texas State provides accommodations and support services for students with disabilities in accordance with Federal laws, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and Texas State University policy and procedure.

Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act

Requires colleges and universities that receive Federal financial assistance (including student loans) to make their programs and facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities.

1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, businesses that are public accommodations or commercial facilities, and in transportation. The ADA also mandates the establishment of telephone relay services for people who use TTYs (telecommunications devices for deaf persons).

ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Reinstated the broad scope of protection under the ADA. Amended the definitions of disability, major life activities, discrimination on the basis of disability, and additional terminology.

Disability Services 07.11.01 (Texas State University Policy and Procedure Statement)

UPPS No. 07.11.01 outlines the university's commitment to ensuring equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities to the activities, programs and services offered by the university.