ADA Rehabilitation Act (1974)

Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act:

"No otherwise qualified individual in the United States, shall solely by reason of his/her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
(PL 93-112, 2973)

Section 504 defines a handicapped person as any individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.