Rights and Responsibilities

Everyone has both rights and responsibilities. In the case of the inclusion of students with disabilities in work-based learning activities, educators and employers have the right to require that students demonstrate knowledge and skills essential to an internship or other work-related opportunity. On the other hand, qualified students with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations.

For information and resources about rights and responsibilities in specific situations, consult the following resources. Much of the content is duplicated in other publications, training materials, and web pages published by DO-IT.

  • Postsecondary Academic Programs - Rights and responsibilities of faculty, students and the disabled students services office.
  • Postsecondary Student Services - Rights and responsibilities of staff and administrators in career services, cooperative education, and other work-based learning programs.
  • K-12 Education - Rights and responsibilities of precollege educators, students with disabilities, parents and guardians, and support services.
  • Employment - Rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities and of those who interview and employ interns and employees with disabilities.