The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness established CAP in 1990 as the centrally funded reasonable accommodations program for employees with disabilities in the DoD.
Following the National Defense Authorization Act of October 2000, Congress granted CAP the authority to provide assistive technology, devices and support services free of charge to Federal agencies that have a partnership agreement with CAP.
On October 17, 2006, the National Defense Authorization Act provided the authority for members of the armed forces who are provided assistive technology by CAP to retain the technology upon separation from active service.
Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities and wounded Service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense (DoD) and throughout the Federal government. By fulfilling this mission of providing real solutions for real needs, CAP is helping to make the Federal government the model employer for people with disabilities.
Much of CAP's success lies in our ability to provide reasonable accommodations to employees quickly and easily, increasing employment and retention of employees with disabilities.