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NEW: Chirping Crosswalk Lights Installed
In compliance with federal regulations regarding individuals with disabilities, GSU has installed chirping crosswalk lights at key locations around the campus for the safety of its blind and visually impaired students, staff, and visitors. For more information, contact the ADA/504 Committee chair.

This site was developed as a resource for the students, faculty, and staff of Georgia State University who have a disability or who may work with an individual who has a disability. If you are a student, staff member, or faculty member of Georgia State University and have a disability, this site will provide you with information about your rights. If you are an instructor of a student with a disability, or if you supervise employees with disabilities, you have an obligation under the law to provide appropriate accommodations. This site provides information necessary to meet your obligations and responsibilities under the law.

Individuals with disabilities have traditionally struggled with accessing employment, education, and transportation. On July 26 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This act provides wide-ranging legislation to which society must attend. This website provides the university community with information about ADA, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other pertinent legislation that the community has an obligation to address.

An individual is referred to as "disabled" if he or she meets at least any one of the following criteria:

  1. He or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities;
  2. He or she has a record of such an impairment; or,
  3. He or she is regarded as having such impairment.
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