Civil Rights Center (CRC)
Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center (RARC)
A One-Stop Shop for Accommodating Employees with Disabilities
The Reasonable Accommodation Resources Center (RARC) operates as a clearinghouse for information and assistance and assessing and obtaining products and/or services to accommodate DOL employees and applicants with disabilities. The Center serves as a “One-Stop Shop” for DOL personnel seeking accommodation related information and services, and decreases the time DOL staff spends securing accommodations, among other benefits. The RARC expands services previously under the Central Office for Assistive Services and Technology (COAST).
Services and information available through the RARC include:
- Needs Assessments
- Alternative Formats
- Equipment/Assistive Technology
- Information and Referral Services
- Workplace Personal Assistance
- Federal Relay Service
- Point of contact for DOL’s partnership with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
In addition to the RARC a Departmentwide Centralized Accommodation Fund (CAF) has been established to provide funding to enhance the range of services under the RARC.
Additional Resources Links:
- DoD CAP
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
- USDA Target Center
- DOL’s Section 508 Policy DLMS 9 0600
- Access Board
- GSA’s Buy Accessible Wizard
- GSA Section 508
Contact RARC to request services and information via phone, fax, TTY, Email, or walk-in basis during 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Voice 202-693-6500, Relay 800-877-8339 and Fax 202-693-6505.
The RARC is located in the Civil Rights Center in N-4123 of the Frances Perkins Building, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20210.