Understanding the ADA - Blog of William D. Goren, J.D. LL.M.
ADA.gov - U.S Department of Justice Official ADA Site
AHEAD in Virginia 2020 Student Scholarship – Scholarship information from the Association on Higher Education and Disability
NFB Scholarship – Scholarship Program for the National Federation of the Blind
General VCU Campus Accessibility Resources
If you would like accessibility-related resources for VCU students, faculty, staff and visitors, please go to the VCU Accessibility Resources page and find out more. For specific needs, please see the options below.
All subscribers parking in handicapped accessible spaces in controlled lots/decks must display BOTH a valid university parking permit for their assigned lot or deck and a disabled person placard or license plate, issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or equivalent office for the state in which the car is registered, indicating that the driver is permitted to park in an accessible space for persons with disabilities. Contact VCU Parking and Transportation at 804-828-7275. View Parking and Transportation Accessible Parking Maps as well.
Building and Property Issues
Accessibility related issues such as inoperable handicap doors, blocked curb cuts, elevator malfunctions, etc. should be reported immediately to Facilities Management at 804-828-9444.
In the event that any individual on the Monroe Park or MCV campuses needs to be evacuated from a building due to an emergency, please call the VCU Campus Police at 804-828-1234 (8-1234 from a campus phone) and request the EVAC Chair for assistance.
Federal laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, mandate university responsibilities to individuals with disabilities. Both address the civil rights of persons with disabilities.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center may not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process or treatment of students with disabilities. Students who have voluntarily disclosed that they have a disability, provided documentation of that disability and requested reasonable accommodations are eligible to receive approved modifications of programs, appropriate academic accommodations or auxiliary aids that enable them to participate in and benefit from all the educational programs and activities at the VCU Medical Center.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Definition of a qualified person with a disability
Definition of a person with a disability
Our personal experiences, education and media exposure all shape our beliefs and attitudes about disability. Our awareness of these perceptions and how they influence our actions is key to defusing myths about disability.
Guidelines for talking about disabilities