In General

Both Section 504 and the ADA are designed to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, exclusion and unequal benefits.  Section 504 also forbids discrimination or retaliation against people who advocate for those with disabilities.

Both laws define disability in the same way:  a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities.  Examples of major life activities are caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, learning, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, and working. 

There are legal and administrative procedures available to correct disability discrimination and to provide a remedy for past violations.  We can help.