[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Social Security's Creation of the New Center for Section 504 Compliance

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Sat Mar 15 23:24:24 UTC 2014


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From: "Stephanie Thomas" <stephanie.adapt at sbcglobal.net>
To: "adapt list" <adapt-list at adapt.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:46 PM
Subject: Fwd: Social Security's Creation of the New Center for Section 504 
Compliance


> FYI ...
> 41 years after the passage of the law, Social Security opens the help 
> office
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>> From: "Social Security Administration, Office of External Affairs"
> <oea.net.post at ssa.gov>
>> Date: March 14, 2014 at 12:14:26 PM CDT
>> To: adapt at Adapt.org
>> Subject: Social Security's Creation of the New Center for Section 504
> Compliance
>>
>>
>> Dear Colleague:
>>
>> The Social Security Administration is pleased to announce the creation of
> the new Center for Section 504 Compliance.  Section 504 of the 
> Rehabilitation
> Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with 
> disabilities,
> and requires the federal government to provide individuals with meaningful
> access to government facilities, programs, and services.
>>
>> Although the provision of accommodations to the public is not new, the
> Center for 504 Compliance is new to Social Security.  Acting Commissioner
> Carolyn W. Colvin is committed to improving our service to individuals 
> with
> disabilities.  The Center for Section 504 Compliance will provide guidance 
> to
> Social Security offices to ensure that our customers with disabilities 
> have
> meaningful access when conducting business with us.
>>
>> The Center for Section 504 Compliance will have a Toll-Free Number, where
> individuals may report issues and make suggestions regarding meaningful
> access.  The toll-free number is 1-844-881-9061.  The business hours will 
> be
> Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time (except federal
> holidays).
>>
>> Please share this exciting news with your members, colleagues, and other
> interested parties.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Kojuan Almond,
>> Associate Commissioner
>>      for External Affairs
>>
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