PART 2 - Students with Disabilities in the College Environment

Federal Laws

Major federal mandates govern De Anza College’s response to students with disabilities:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 (reauthorized in 1992)
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 (added as an amendment in 1998)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
  • The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008 (reauthorized and amended the ADA)

These laws protect the civil rights of students with disabilities. The legal obligations under the ADA/ADAA and Sections 504 and 508 apply to the whole institution and are not the sole responsibility of the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Division or its programs.

Sections 504 and 508 apply to entities that receive federal financial assistance while the ADA/ADAA expands and clarifies application to include private entities. As a recipient of federal financial assistance, De Anza College must comply with the provisions of all Federal statutes.


For a brief description of these Federal Laws Click Here



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Last Updated: 6/14/17