Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office (DEI) Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is committed to meeting or exceeding the accessibility requirements in accordance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29.U.S.C. § 791), as amended, and the Architectural Barriers Act, in order to accommodate the widest audience, including individuals with disabilities.

Section 504 Modifications to policies, practices, and procedures, or auxiliary aids and services are available as needed for persons with disabilities to ensure effective communication and equal access to DTRAs programs and activities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (“Section 504”), and the Defense Threat Reduction’s (DTRA) implementing regulation, 6 C.F.R. Part 15.

Section 508 requires Federal agencies ensure Information and Communication Technology (ICT) developed, procured, maintained, and used provides individuals with disabilities access to information that is comparable to that afforded to persons without disabilities (including employees and members of the public seeking information or services from an agency), unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 is designed to break down barriers to access by creating content that is accessible to all, regardless of disability or ability, and reducing the need for accommodations. Further, ICT must be fully operable with assistive technologies (AT).

For more information about Section 508, please visit the DoD Section 508 Website, available at: https://dodcio.defense.gov/DoDSection508.aspx.

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available at https://www.access-board.gov/aba/ along with the process for filing a complaint at https://www.access-board.gov/enforcement/

Contact Information

Section 504

To request a Reasonable Accommodation (modification, auxiliary aid, or service) or Personal Assistance Services, in order to access DTRA conducted programs, services, or activities, please contact Terrence Fox, Human Resources, at terrence.d.fox.civ@mail.mil or 571-616-4401.

Section 508

To provide feedback or submit questions or concerns about DTRA Section 508 issues or DTRA EIT accessibility, please contact the Section 508 Coordinator at dtra.belvoir.it.list.cio-it-section-508-coordinator@mail.mil.

File a Section 504 or 508 Complaint

If an individual with a disability believes he or she has been denied equal access to DTRA programs or activities, the individual may file a complaint alleging a violation of Section 504. Individuals with disabilities who wish to file a Section 504 or Section 508 complaint, please contact Phil Ellis at phillip.t.ellis.civ@mail.mil or 571-616-6251, or Henry Bass at henry.l.bass.civ@mail.mil or 571-616-5804.

Architectural Barriers Act Complaint

When to File an ABA Complaint

You should file an ABA complaint if you have encountered or are aware of an accessibility barrier at a building or facility covered by the ABA. Examples include U.S. post offices, Veterans Affairs medical facilities, national parks, Social Security Administration offices, federal office buildings, U.S. courthouses, and federal prisons.

These facilities must meet standards for accessible design, which indicate where access is required and provide detailed specifications for ramps, parking, doors, elevators, restrooms, assistive listening systems, fire alarms, signs, and other accessible building elements.

When Not to File an ABA Complaint

Do not file an ABA complaint if your concerns are related to something other than the accessibility of covered buildings (e.g., COVID protocols, employment benefits, health insurance, taxes). If your concerns are about the accessibility of state or local government facilities, or places of public accommodation (e.g., movie theaters, restaurants, hotels), or if you believe you have been discriminated against based on your race, color, national origin, disability status, sex, religion, or familial status, file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice using its Civil Rights Reporting Portal. For information on other Federal laws that address accessibility and protect the rights of people with disabilities, please refer to these other resources.

How to File an ABA Complaint

  1. Online ABA Complaint Form (recommended)
  2. E-mail:enforce@access-board.gov
  3. Fax: 202-272-0081
  4. Mail: U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004

Complaints cannot be filed by phone, but if you are unable to file online or by e-mail due to a disability, call 202-272-0050 (voice).


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