with Disabilities Act
The Virginians with Disabilities Act at Section 5.14-42 of
the Code of Virginia prohibits discrimination against qualified
persons with disabilities by educational institutions. The
law states that,
No public education institution or private educational
institution which is a recipient of state funds, or agent
of either, shall deny admission to the institution, or full
and equal access to and enjoyment of any of its educational
or extracurricular programs to an otherwise qualified person
with a disability who meets the requirements for admission
to the institution or the programs, because of such disability.
The key to coverage for this law is whether the college receives
state funds. For more information on this Act, contact the
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy at 202 N. 9th
Street, 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone: 804-225-2042,
(Voice/TTY) 1- 800-552-3962, (Voice/TTY) (Toll-Free in Virginia),
Fax: 804-225-3221, or email to email@example.com,
or available at http://www.vopa.state.va.us/.
Excerpted from Virginia's College Guide for
Students with Disabilities (2003 Edition).