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Accessibility Resources: Regulations and Compliance

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Regulations and Compliance

Find information on the government regulations and official policies regarding accessibility and compliance at Park University.


  • U.S. General Services Administration: Section 508
    • The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) is tasked under this law to provide technical assistance to help Federal agencies comply with these requirements, and ensure that covered ICT is accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities.
  • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act
    • Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    • The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
  • Higher Education Opportunity Act - 2008
    • This law, enacted on August 14, 2008, reauthorized the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. This law contains a number of important new provisions that improve access to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion.

Park University Disability Guidelines

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students who meet the criteria for special assistance. Visit the Learner Access and Disability Services site to view guidelines, an ADA Handbook, and how to refer students on how to request accommodations.

Additional Assistance

Florenda Jarrard, Assistant Director of Academic Success
Learner Access and Disability Services
Park University, Parkville Campus
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152

Academic Underground Mabee Learning Center, Room MA232

Office hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
P: 816-584-6313
F: 816-505-5445

Park University Library
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 61 - Parkville, MO - 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347