According to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended (2009, ADA-AA), you have certain rights:
i. Your participation in CalArts Disability Services shall be entirely voluntarily.
ii. As a qualified student with a verified disability, you have the right to receive reasonable academic accommodations based on your educational limitations in order to have access to activities, programs, and services. The Institute faculty and staff shall not automatically deny an accommodation unless other effective, more feasible ones exist, or the identified accommodations have been determined to lower academic standards or otherwise fundamentally alter the nature of the program in question
iii. Receiving CalArts Disability Services support services, accommodations or instruction shall not preclude you from participating in any other course, program or activity offered by the Institute.
iv. All records maintained by CalArts Disability Services personnel pertaining to your disabilities shall be protected from disclosure and shall be subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act requirements for handling of student records. However, your consent to release of information is not required as long as the disclosure is to other school officials (including instructors) within the Institute whom CalArts has determined to have legitimate educational interests.
v. You shall not be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in a public entity. In essence you shall not be discriminated against in any way on the basis of a disability.
CalArts Disability Services is required to meet state and federal regulations. CalArts aims to create a partnership with students that proactively remove challenges or barriers inside the classroom. To help us comply with these regulations and meet our goal, we are informing you of your responsibilities as a recipient of our services/accommodations: