Disability Rights Section 504

The Disability Rights Section works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Executive Order 12250. The Section's enforcement, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, along with an innovative mediation program, provide a multi-faceted and dynamic approach for carrying out this mission.

Section activities affect six million businesses and nonprofit agencies, 90,000 units of state and local government, 50 million people with disabilities, and over 100 Federal agencies and commissions in the Executive Branch.

For more information about:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • ADA statute, regulations, and technical assistance: www.ada.gov

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Executive Order 12250

File a Complaint:

Any person who believes he or she has been the object of unequal treatment or discrimination, or been excluded from participation in or denied benefits from any of Washoe County's programs, activities, or services based on a disability may file a complaint with Washoe County's Title VI & Section 504 Coordinator within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.