Rights & 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.


Postsecondary Academic Programs and Student Services

  • Background
    Key issues that define the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and postsecondary institutions.
  • Legal Issues
    Key legislation that applies to the inclusion of students with disabilities in postsecondary programs.
  • Typical Campus Policies and Procedures
    How specific campuses address the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Legal Resources
    Resources to help postsecondary educators, staff, and service providers more fully understand their rights and responsibilities as well as those of students with disabilities.
  • Case Studies, Q&As, and Promising Practices
    Examples and strategies from the DO-IT Knowledge Base. 

K-12 Education