Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that "no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service.”
Section 504 as it relates to education: If you have a child who does not qualify for special education but has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, including learning, that child may qualify for special help in a regular classroom setting under Section 504. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requires a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Read the Law
Section 504 and the ADA
Section 504 Fact Sheet
Guide to Disability Rights Laws
Key Differences Between Section 504, ADA, and IDEA
Understand Your Section 504 Rights
Who is Eligible Under Section 504 but Not Under IDEA?
Office for Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
Websites must comply with Section 508 if they are receiving federal funds or are under contract with a federal agency. Commercial best practices include voluntary standards and guidelines such as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Voluntary accessibility checkers (engines) including "Bobby" and AccVerify, refer to Section 508 guidelines but have difficulty in accurately testing content for accessibility.
U.S. General Services Administration Center for IT Accommodation
U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board