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Laws and Regulations

Accommodations are provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other state and federal laws, which require that accommodations be provided to ensure equal access to education.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual with a Disability is a person who "has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a history or record of such an impairment, or is perceived by others as having such an impairment."

WVU Board of Governors Rule

BOG Governance Rule 1.6 also specifically mandates disability accommodation as part of its comprehensive anti-discrimination and Title IX program: "[Discrimination] includes failure and refusal to provide reasonable accommodation, consistent with state and federal law, to persons with disabilities" (§ 3.2.2).

For information about public event accessibility and web accessibility, see our Public Captioning and Interpreting Requests page and our Faculty/Staff Resources page.