Section 501 and Section 504 Key Links
Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Key Links
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information for Federal Employees
Facts About Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Processing Regulations
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Key Links
American Foundation for the Blind
Legal Foundations of the Right to Accessible Information
Federal Agency Section 504 Contacts List
Department of Education
Protecting Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities.
This set of FAQs was prepared by OCR in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services.
Questions and Answers on Disability Discrimination under Section 504 and Title II
Student Placement in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
This publication explains Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how they affect student placement in elementary and secondary schools. It also explains evaluation and placement procedures, the educational setting, reevaluations, the individualized education program, procedural safeguards, and nonacademic services and activities.
The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (Code No. 22) (1995).
This pamphlet answers questions about the civil rights of students with hidden disabilities and the responsibilities of ED recipients.
OCR Complaint Process
OCR Electronic Complaint Form
How the Office for Civil Rights Handles Complaints
OCR evaluates each complaint to determine whether resolution is possible. For example, OCR must decide whether OCR has legal authority to handle the complaint, whether the complaint was filed on time, and whether a court or another agency has already made a decision on the matter.
Questions and answers on OCR's complaint process
Case Resolution and Investigation Manual
The Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) core mission as a law enforcement agency is to ensure that recipients of federal funds do not engage in discriminatory conduct. The Case Resolution and Investigation Manual (CRIM) provides OCR with the procedures to promptly and effectively investigate and resolve complaints against recipients allegedly engaging in discriminatory practices.
Department of Justice
The Department of Justice has a complaint procedure which can be found at http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/t2cmpfrm.htm. Individuals also have the right to bring suit in the courts for the lack of access to or opportunity to participate in a federally funded program.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
Your Rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act