Standards for facilities and providers of services.
(a) Accessibility of facilities.
The State plan must assure that any facility used in connection with the delivery of vocational rehabilitation services under this part meets program accessibility requirements consistent with the requirements, as applicable, of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, section 504 of the Act, and the regulations implementing these laws.
(b) Affirmative action.
The State plan must assure that community rehabilitation programs that receive assistance under part B of Title I of the Act take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities covered under and on the same terms and conditions as in section 503 of the Act.
(c) Special communication needs personnel.
The designated State unit must ensure that providers of vocational rehabilitation services are able to communicate—
In the native language of applicants and eligible individuals who have limited English speaking ability; and
By using appropriate modes of communication used by applicants and eligible individuals.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820-0500)
(Authority: Sections 12(c) and 101(a)(6)(B) and (C) of the Act;
29 U.S.C. 709(c) and 721(a)(6)(B)
[66 FR 4382, Jan. 17, 2001, as amended at 66 FR 7253, Jan. 22, 2001]