504 Today

A SHORT LAW WITH A LONG REACH

Inside his Federal Building office during the Section 504 protest, HEW employee Bruce Lee posts a hand-made sign ‘504 is law now make it reality.’

Photograph by HolLynn D'Lil

Inside his Federal Building office during the Section 504 protest, HEW employee Bruce Lee posts a hand-made sign ‘504 is law now make it reality.

Thanks to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, people with disabilities have the right to:

  • Accessible public buildings
  • A public education alongside nondisabled peers, without extra costs or put into “separate but equal” schools
  • Freedom from discrimination in federal employment and related benefits
  • Freedom from discrimination in federal housing, healthcare and other assistance programs
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