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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990

The ADA is a civil rights law that expanded protections to people with disabilities in all aspects of life. With passage of the ADA, people with disabilities are guaranteed equal opportunity in employment, services provided by state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation and telecommunications.

ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008

The ADAAA amended the ADA by making changes as to how the definition of disability is interpreted and was intended to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

The ADA, ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require employers to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of Columbus State Community College to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment, application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment of persons with disabilities.

Columbus State does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its educational programs and activities and in any of its employment practices.