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ADA & Section 504

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.

 

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act

The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal financial assistance and in the employment practices of federal contractors. Each federal agency has its own set of § 504 regulations but all include reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, program accessibility, effective communication for individuals who have hearing or vision disabilities, and accessible new construction.

Individuals with concerns or questions about the ADA or Section 504 may contact Brookdale’s ADA and Section 504 Coordinator:

Richard Pfeffer, Dean, Enrollment Development & Student Affairs
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
732-224-2215
rpfeffer@brookdalecc.edu

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is the entity that is charged with enforcing ADA and § 504 compliance. Inquiries about these issues may also be referred to:

U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
8th Floor, Five Post Office Square
Boston MA 02109-3921
617-289-0111
617-289-0150 (fax)
87-.521-2172 (TTY)
ocr.boston@ed.gov