Legislation: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with disabilities Act of 1990 and its 2008 Amendments prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. According to federal law, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of a public entity.
Accommodation Plan is a plan created to outline a student’s accommodations. Accommodations are determined based on eligibility, documentation, and student needs. This is an interactive process.
Accommodation Letter is a memo to instructors outlining student accommodations. This is different than the accommodation plan because it includes less FERPA protected information and often includes additional information specific to instructors (how to implement accommodations and DSS contact information).
Disability Support Services (DSS) is the office at OTC that assists students with a disability with their accommodation needs.