DoD Section 504 Advancing Program Accessibility and Communication
The team works throughout DoD to equip programs and activities with the AT and employment support services required to ensure timely, effective, and meaningful communication and information for individuals with disabilities. CAP actively conducts virtual and onsite audits for DoD community services and public programs. CAP partners across DoD to ensure equal access by providing assistive technology to increase access to federal programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally funded and conducted programs or activities in the U.S., including employment programs. Specific examples of locations for PAC accommodations include:
- Agency libraries;
- Emergency preparedness programs;
- Reoccurring meetings with members of the general public or political appointees;
- Customer service centers, such as passport offices, parks or forest stations; and,
- Federal employment and training centers.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to address discrimination against persons with disabilities. For more information about the ADA please click here.
ADA Accessibility Standards - Accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities in new construction, alterations, and additions.