The Americans with Disabilities Act on Higher Education of 1990 impacts the whole institution including activities, programs, and employment. In regards to academics, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Higher Education 1990 required higher education institutions to provide reasonable accommodations for students.
Colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance must not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students. Students with documented disabilities may request academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids which will enable them to participate in and benefit from all postsecondary educational programs and activities. Postsecondary institutions must make such adjustments to ensure that the academic program is accessible to the greatest extent possible by all students with disabilities.