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Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center (RARC)

A One-Stop Shop for Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

The Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center (RARC), which is part of OIE, provides guidance and information about, and facilitates the provision of, reasonable accommodations for DOL employees and applicants for DOL employment who have disabilities. RARC also provides resources, including an Evaluation Lab, to ensure a DOL computer/electronic environment that is accessible to everyone, regardless of disability, consistent with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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 DOLís partnership with the Department of Defenseís (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:

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, TTY 202-693-6516, 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.