Hallmark University is committed to the provision of reasonable accommodations and modifications to university students with disabilities, staff and faculty, and visitors to campus on an individualized and flexible basis as mandated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states,
“No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States…shall, solely by reason of…handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
A “handicapped person” means “any person who (i) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities; (ii) has a record of such an impairment,” or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment.”
A “qualified person” is defined as one who meets the requisite academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in the postsecondary institution’s programs and activities. Section 504 protects the civil rights of individuals who are qualified to participate. For more information regarding the Americans with Disability Act Amended and Section 504 go to:
Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of removing barriers which prevent access to information and functionalities on websites. An online document or tool is accessible when it can be easily understood and used by everyone, regardless of the browser or adaptive equipment he or she is using.