Informing the Public

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Assisted or Conducted by the DoD and in Equal Access to Information and Communication Technology Used by DoD, and Procedures for Resolving Complaints

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing to amend its regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance from, or conducted by, DoD. These revisions update and clarify the obligations that section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act imposes on recipients of Federal financial assistance and DoD Components, in order to incorporate current statutory provisions, requirements from judicial decisions, and comparable provisions implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The regulation is further revised to implement section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as applicable to the DoD Components, in order to provide policy concerning accessibility of DoD information and communication technology. Additionally, the regulation provides the procedures pursuant to sections 504 or 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.