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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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.
This brief paper summarizes legal requirements for non-standard accommodations for students with special needs or disabilities in educational assessments based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
Since these private medical clinics receive federal funds, however, they must provide "program access" to their services under legal interpretations of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
More recently, findings of Section 21 of the 1992 Amendments to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act address continued problems in the vocational rehabilitation system:
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.
Guided by the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, a precursor to the A.
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.
FAA must comply with the 1968 Architectural Barriers Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act related to reasonable accommodation for employees.
various pieces of legislation, including the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the 1992 Reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act, have set the stage for the rehabilitation community to include the issue of full integration of individuals with disabilities within the framework of rehabilitation.