Disability Laws & Policy
Q: What is Section 504?
A: Section 504 prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in any Federally funded programs or activities. Section 504 requires that programs receiving Federal funds to be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 504 also prohibits disability-based job discrimination of any kind and requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
Q: What is Section 508?
A: Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, Federal employees and the general public with disabilities have access to and use of information that is comparable to access to and use of information by people without disabilities.
Q: Can CAP help my agency become Section 508 compliant?
A: CAP provides assistive technology for Federal employees. CAP can also assist an agency with understanding section 508 guidelines to assure compliance.