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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

General Information

Student Information
  • Prohibits certain questions pertaining to disabilities
  • Mandates that reasonable accommodations be made for otherwise qualified individuals with mental or physical disabilities
  • Facilities of public accommodation must be accessible to individuals with disabilities
School Information
  • School districts employing 50 or more individuals must complete a self-evaluation to be kept on file for at least three years
  • If a district has already completed a Section 504 evaluation, only those policies and practices not yet reviewed must be considered in order to comply
Violation Information
  • Enforcement is the responsibility of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Justice, and the Federal Communications Commission
  • Complaints must be made to the appropriate agency (above) within 180 days of the alleged incident of within 300 days if the complaint must be filed first with a designated sate or local fair employment practices agency