Prospective and currently enrolled students with disabilities may be protected by law from discrimination based on disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides protection in several ways to people with disabilities. This protection means that FVTC will not discriminate in recruitment, admission, or treatment of students with disabilities, make pre-admission inquiries regarding disabilities, or exclude a qualified person with a disability from any course of study. FVTC provides disability related accommodations to enable students to overcome or cope with their difficulties and express or demonstrate their abilities to perform essential functions of a program or course.
An individual with a disability is defined as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, or working.
Learning Disabilities Association of America | Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities (PDF)