Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education


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Why did the federal government pass the Americans with Disabilities Act?

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1. How is the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) different from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

2. In what way is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) similar to the Civil Rights Acts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

ADA impacts education in a wide variety of ways. See how much you know about these effects and provisions by going through the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Analyze your knowledge of these topics using the quiz and worksheet:

  • A stakeholder protected by ADA
  • How librarians could accommodate students in a wheelchair if the halls are too narrow
  • Place that has to require equal access to disabled people
  • A school setting exempt from providing equal access to disabled students
  • An educational experience of a disabled child before ADA was set in place

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on ADA and education
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a stakeholder protected by ADA and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of ADA and how it affects students with disabilities

Additional Learning

Cover more by using the lesson called Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education. You can complete these goals:

  • Determine what ADA stands for
  • Learn how disabled students were treated before the 1960's
  • Figure out why ADA was passed