Learning Services

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Adults with documented learning disabilities have the same legal entitlements as adults with physical disabilities.  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against persons in programs of activities receiving or benefiting from federal assistance.

In a college setting, Section 504 and the ADA mandate “reasonable accommodation” for students with LD, such as alternative format textbooks and testing modifications, in the same way that it mandates accessible parking and ramps for students who use wheelchairs.  


All assessment records and information are confidential and will not be released without the consent of the student.