Services for Students with Disabilities

The rights of individuals with disabilities are provided for in several federal legislative acts, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Disability Law: Setting a Precedent - Authors Guild vs HathiTrust

District Judge Harold Baer Jr. declared that the HathiTrust’s scanning and use of copyrighted works counted as fair use under copyright law. In a summary judgment, he threw out the Authors Guild’s arguments that HathiTrust and its partners had trampled copyright law by scanning millions of works, and held that providing access for students with print disabilities constitutes a “transformative use” under the fair use provision of the Copyright Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of The University of Michigan to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.

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