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SSA Section 504 Overview
SSA is committed to ensuring that its programs, activities, and facilities are accessible to everyone in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504's relevant implementing regulations, 45 C.F.R. Part 85 (Part 85). Section 504 prohibits Federal agencies and programs that receive Federal funding from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. Part 85 specifies the actions SSA must take to ensure it does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.
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Section 504 Business Process Vision
Part 85 requires SSA to evaluate its current policies and practices, including its programs, activities, and facilities, to ensure that the agency complies with Section 504 and 45 C.F.R. Part 85. The Section 504 Business Process Vision outlines the actions SSA is taking to implement many of the self-evaluation key findings and recommendations.Business Process Vision Business Process Vision-Text only
Webinar: Providing Effective Communication for Individuals with Mental or Cognitive Disabilities
On March 26, 2012, Social Security hosted a webinar titled: "Providing Effective Communication for Individuals with Mental or Cognitive Disabilities." The webinar is a part of the Social Security Administration's ongoing Section 504 self-evaluation. During this webinar, Social Security reviews how we communicate with individuals with mental or cognitive disabilities. At the end of the webinar, we will ask you to complete a survey to obtain your ideas on the subject.
Please click here to view the webinar.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Notice of Rights
If you believe that SSA, an SSA employee, an SSA contractor, or an agent of SSA discriminated against you, someone you know, or a class of people in connection with an SSA program or activity, and you believe that the discrimination was based on race, color, national origin (including English language ability), religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or in retaliation for your having participated in a proceeding under this complaint process, you may file a complaint or have a representative file a complaint on your behalf.