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Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)

CAP has a demonstration and assessment facility located in the Pentagon. People seeking solutions to accessibility challenges can obtain CAP consultation services on assistive technology and accommodations.


The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness established CAP in 1990 as the centrally funded reasonable accommodations program for employees with disabilities in the DoD.

Following the National Defense Authorization Act of October 2000, Congress granted CAP the authority to provide assistive technology, devices and support services free of charge to Federal agencies that have a partnership agreement with CAP.

On October 17, 2006, the National Defense Authorization Act provided the authority for members of the armed forces who are provided assistive technology by CAP to retain the technology upon separation from active service.

Their mission is to provide assistive technology and accommodations to support individuals with disabilities and wounded, ill and injured Service members throughout the Federal Government in accessing information and communication technology.

For more information about CAP, please visit their website,, or call at (703) 693-5160, or contact NSF's Office of Equity and Civil Rights.