Signal Boost: United States: Submit Suggestions for a Social Security Administration Self-Evaluation

As published on Disability Rights Center, an Arkansas disability rights organisation:

11/5/2010: SSA is seeking input on improving its policies and practices to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities as required under Section 504.

SUMMARY: We are initiating a self evaluation of our policies and practices supporting section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under section 504, Federal agencies are required to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities to qualified persons with disabilities. We are interested in any ideas and suggestions you have about how we should conduct a self-evaluation. We are particularly interested in ideas and suggestions from persons with disabilities, their family members, and those who work with or advocate for persons with disabilities. As we proceed with the self evaluation, we will provide an additional opportunity to interested persons to participate by submitting comments about our policies and practices.

DATES: To ensure that your ideas and suggestions are considered, we must receive them no later than December 6, 2010.

NOTICES: Agency Self-Evaluation Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 68395–68396 [2010–27922] (emphasis mine)

You can read the full text of the request for comment here.

How to submit:

1. Internet: We strongly recommend that you submit your ideas and suggestions via the Internet. Please visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at Use the Search function to find docket number SSA-2010-0069. The system will issue a tracking number to confirm your submission. You will not be able to view your comment immediately because we must post each comment manually. It may take up to a week for your comment to be viewable.

2. Fax: Fax ideas and suggestions to (410) 966-2830.

3. Mail: Mail your ideas and suggestions to the Office of Regulations, Social Security Administration, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401.

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