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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Higher Education 25 Years Later: An Update on the History and Current Disability Discrimination Issues for Higher Education

59 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2015 Last revised: 8 Apr 2016

Laura Rothstein

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: July 10, 2015

Abstract

This article highlights the critical and most important issues to which college and university counsel and administrators should be giving attention at this time. The discussion in this article is based on issues arising within higher education, statutory changes and regulations, recent regulatory guidance (including opinion letters, agency decisions, commentary and compliance), judicial decisions, and significant settlement agreements.

While the primary focus of the article is on student issues, there are other important areas addressed as well. These include employment issues relating to faculty and staff and overarching issues that affect students, faculty, staff, and the public. The crosscutting issues affecting all of these groups include technology, architectural barriers, service and emotional support animals, and food. These are also addressed.

Keywords: higher education, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, 1973 Rehabilitation Act

JEL Classification: I2, I28, K00, K4, K10, K40

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Laura, The Americans with Disabilities Act and Higher Education 25 Years Later: An Update on the History and Current Disability Discrimination Issues for Higher Education (July 10, 2015). Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2015; University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2016-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2629306

Laura Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
502-852-6288 (Phone)

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