Section 504 and ADA

What is Section 504?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

Contact OEEO

Ms. Kenya D. Ash, Director of OEEO, is Miami University's Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator.

You can contact Ms. Ash by calling (513) 529-7157, emailing ashkd@miamioh.edu or contacting her at the address, below.

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity
Hanna House
219 E. Spring Street
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Office Hours - M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Summer Office Hours - M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Request an ADA-based Accommodation

Staff and faculty (and applicants to staff and faculty postings) may make a confidential request for reasonable accommodation for disabilities. Email
ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu
or call 513-529-3560. The phone line and the email address are used exclusively for ADA requests.

Student accommodation requests should be made to Student Disability Services, SDS@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-1541.

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Miami University is committed to taking steps to ensuring and improving physical and technological access on campus. Please report any access issues or barriers, or contact us to request an alternative format. This form will be reviewed by Student Disability Services, the Accessible Technologies Committee and/or other University offices in order to resolve the issue or fulfill the request.

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