Rehabilitation Act

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Rehabilitation Act

An act passed by the US Congress in 1973 which 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.
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Lastly, this new release fulfills the requirements of Section 508 Amendment to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act Software Applications and Operating Systems.
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act mandates programs for people who are physically disabled, visually impaired, or deaf, but doesn't stipulate how they are to be conducted.
Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act requires that electronic and information technology bought by the federal government must be accessible to people with disabilities.
If they have a zero tolerance for harassment on the basis of race and gender, but "look the other way" when it comes to disability harassment, then they are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title 2) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
It is possible that agency administrators responded on the basis of "what has been," more than on changes occurring as a result of changes in hiring practices in response to the 1992 Amendments to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
Events that occurred during the 1970's, particularly the emphasis on severe disability that characterized the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, provided additional impetus for improved services for traditionally underserved persons who are deaf.
The 1973 Rehabilitation Act represented a major overhaul of rehabilitation legislation in response to changing social trends, especially a growing consumer movement.
SSB is a leader in testing for compliance with accessibility standards such as the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines and Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act requirements.
Lastly, this new release fulfills the requirements of Section 508 Amendment to 1973 Rehabilitation Act Software Applications and Operating Systems.
More recently, findings of Section 21 of the 1992 Amendments to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act address continued problems in the vocational rehabilitation system:
The law provides that transit authorities failing to implement the Act's requirements may considered to have discriminated against people with disabilities and may be sued under Sections 504 and 505 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which provide for injunctive relief.
Bowe is also a founding father of Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which mandated that colleges and universities nationwide make their programs and activities accessible to and useable by persons with disabilities.