Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require postsecondary institutions to provide reasonable accommodations for a student’s disability, so long as they don’t constitute undue hardship. Reasonable accommodations must be related to the student’s disability, and can include extended time for testing and reduced course load, in addition to the usual architectural modifications.


Jobs and Education for People with Disabilities – U.S. Government website providing resources for Americans with disabilities.

Do-It, University of Washington – College funding strategies for students with disabilities.

FinAid – Financial aid for students with disabilities.

National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities – Provides information about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities for individuals with disabilities.