The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protect qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and all places open to the general public.

A 504 eligibility checklist is important to have because it helps ensure that individuals with disabilities are not being discriminated against and are receiving the accommodations they need in order to participate in all areas of public life. The checklist also helps to ensure that public places are accessible to all individuals, regardless of their disabilities.