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Promising Practices for Science Centers and Museums

In the course of conducting civil rights compliance reviews of our grant recipient institutions, NASA has gathered a wealth of information on promising practices for better ensuring equal opportunities in various contexts. In the science center and museum setting, we have gathered and now share promising practices regarding meaningful access for persons who are limited English proficient and improved access for individuals with disabilities. In the higher education context, we have focused on the issues of women and nontraditionally aged students in STEM fields. We believe the practices we have found in these areas can benefit our other recipients greatly in meeting their own obligations under the civil rights laws.

Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964

Title VI of the Act is intended to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance (FFA).

Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 of the Act prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs receiving Federal financial assistance (FFA).

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