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
- Civil Rights Division (CRT) Memorandum on Federal Agencies' Implementation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
- CRT Memorandum Permitting Entities Covered by the Federally Assisted Provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to Use the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design as an Alternative Accessibility Standard for New Construction and Alterations
Executive Order 12250
- Executive Order 12250
- CRT Memoranda to Federal Agencies on EO 12250 Clearance and Coordination Requirements
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.