What is Section 504
Who is covered under Section 504?
An individual is eligible for protection from discrimination if that individual as a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the person’s major life activities has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.
UT-UCS policy is to ensure that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to non-disabled students. Eligible students have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities including functions such as learning, self-care, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, and performing manual tasks. To receive services, even if the student has a physical or mental impairment, there must be a substantial limitation on a major life activity requiring accommodation within a school. If a student has or is suspected of having a disability or requires special services, parents, teachers, administrators, or any district personnel should refer the student for review by the local support team (LST) serving the campus.