The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination in federal agency programs, programs receiving federal financial assistance, federal employment, and the employment practices of federal contractors.
The Rehabilitation Act has many sections, including Section 501 and Section 503.
Section 501 requires federal government agencies to implement affirmative action plans to foster employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It mandates that federal agencies take proactive measures to recruit, hire, and advance qualified individuals with disabilities within their workforce.
Section 503 applies to the employment practices of federal government contractors and subcontractors with contracts or subcontracts worth $10,000 or more. These contractors must implement equal opportunity measures to attract and advance qualified individuals with disabilities. They must also set specific goals and provide annual reports on their progress in meeting these objectives.
How can iDisability help?
iDisability® has helped over 4 million business users across various industries educate their workforce. But our learning vignettes serve a greater purpose. By using our more than 40 e-learning modules to provide training, you can achieve compliance with Sections 501 and 503. Our software was specifically created to assist companies in improving their disability inclusion practices. By facilitating training and educating your workforce on interviewing, communicating, and accommodating individuals with disabilities, iDisability® can help your organization achieve compliance.