Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) - Definition & Meaning

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, specifically Section 504, is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in programs and activities receiving federal funding.
In the context of education, Section 504 requires schools to provide equal access and accommodations to students with disabilities, allowing them to fully participate in educational opportunities.
This may include adjustments to curriculum, facilities, and services to ensure accessibility and fairness.
Section 504 complements the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by offering protections to individuals who may not qualify for special education services but still require reasonable accommodations to succeed in an educational setting.

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