Thread Subject: Re: Reasonable Accommodation
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From: Brett, Thomas F
Date: Tue, Dec 05 2006 6:00 PM
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"Section 508 require the Federal Government to purchase AT for an employee with a disability who needs the AT to do their job? Or is that covered someplace else?"
No 508 does not require this. Reasonable Accommodations are covered under Section 504 of the Rehab Act. A reasonable accommodation may involve the purchase of equipment or some other remedy.
"Is that covered under the ADA?"
No...Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
" Should it be covered in 508?"
I do not think it is appropriate to address reasonable accommodations in Section 508 since it is alreay covered under another section of the Rehabilitation Act.
"when the Federal Government hires a person with a disability, who pays for the AT?"
The employer is responsible.
I tried to get this thought across in today's Self-Contained meeting...but...