Must student clubs and organizations provide accommodations to allow students with disabilities to participate?

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Yes. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), along with its 2008 Amendments, prohibit discrimination against students with disabilities. Student clubs and organizations are covered by this legislation and should assure that students with disabilities can fully participate in their programs, activities, and events. The campus office that provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities may be a good source of information about accommodation strategies and campus services.

For further information about making student organizations accessible to students with disabilities, consult Equal Access: Universal Design of Student Organizations.