15 Oct 2020 Heather York

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors. The act contains several sections, including Sections 504 and 508, which often are considered in accessibility related concerns involving individuals in the deaf and hard-of-hearing and blind and low-vision communities.