Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Federal Law on Disabled Affects University"

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Article "Federal Law on Disabled Affects University"

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Alongside the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504) in which it is stated that “no handicapped individual may be discriminated against or denied participation in any program receiving federal financial assistance,” the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed in 1992. This law asserted that all academic institutions are required to be accessible in addition to making measurable efforts to decrease inaccessibility. The situation on the University of Richmond campus was that of inaccessible buildings and zero to no effort being put forth to change that. Although the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education works to enforce these laws, institutions struggle to aid disabled individuals and instead, encourages these individuals to go to other institutions with “special programs”. The University of Richmond is guilty of such practices but is increasingly making more of an effort to change.

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McDonald, Beth. "Federal Law on Disabled Affects University." The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 20, (March 5, 1992): 3. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19920305.2.18&e=-------en-20--41--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1992-03-05

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English

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Collegian78.20.3a-19920305.PNG

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Richmond (Va.)

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McDonald, Beth, “Article "Federal Law on Disabled Affects University",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 15, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3320.