About Section 504

  • About Section 504
    Section 504 is a federal statute (anti-discrimination law) which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities to equal opportunity in programs and activities which receive federal funds. Section 504 is intended to level the playing field for individuals with disabilities, so students can fully participate in academic and extracurricular activities. 

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    "No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, as defined in section 706(8) of this title be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service." (29 U.S.C. Sec.794)