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Explore legal and policy developments and news relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Section 504 at 50
Disability Leader Interviews and Resources

50 years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504

This law was the first civil rights legislation protecting people with disabilities from discrimination and paved the way for the ADA. The Rehab Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal financial assistance or conducted by federal agencies, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors. This law also created the Independent Living Services program, the Centers for Independent Living program, and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, which are today all part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Listen and Learn Section 504


Disability Rights Today
Podcast and Resources

Listen. Read. Explore. In-depth discussions and resources on the facts, issues, and arguments of court cases, and their potential impact to the legal rights and the lives of people with disabilities. Hear from plaintiffs, attorneys, and subject matter experts to keep current on legal developments involving the ADA and disability.