Section 504 in the Rehabilitiation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with a disability in any program that receives federal financial assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
- Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits a more major life activities, including learning; or
- Has a record of such an impairment
- Is regarded as having such impairment.
Learners may be protected from disability discrimination and be eligible for services under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require individualized education program services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Questions, comments or concerns regarding disability discrimination issues should be directed to:
Deana Siekmann, Director
A pamphlet entitled Section 504 Guidelines is available in The Office.