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Frequently Asked Questions regarding ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) at IU

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the Americans With Disabilities Act?

A: The Americans With Disabilities Act is a law, passed in 1990, which protects people with disabilities from discrimination based on their disability.

Q: What is considered to be a disability.

A: According to the act, a disability is "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities."

Q: I have a documented disability. How do I receive accommodations?

A: This varies by campus. Visit the contacts and resources page and select your campus to determine the office or person to contact.

Q: I need special technologies to assist me, due to my disability. What is available?

A: On the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, the Adaptive Technology Center can help. For other campuses, visit the contacts and resources page and select your campus to determine the appropriate office to handle adaptive technologies.

Q: Where can I find campus maps that illustrate access to buildings and parking?

A: View the map for your campus.

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