Suncoast Technical Education Center assures students with disabilities equal access as described in Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Disclosure of a disability is voluntary.
A student must satisfy the definition of a disability as established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 defines a disability as a condition which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, caring for oneself, and working. To be eligible for accommodations, a student must provide appropriate documentation of each disability that demonstrates an accompanying substantial limitation to one or more major life activities.
To obtain services and accommodations, current documentation is required (within 5 years) and must be presented to Student Services.
The following are acceptable forms of documentation and must include a diagnosis, impact of the diagnosed disability and recommended accommodations:
A 504 Plan
A Psychological Report
A Letter from Physician