People with a Disability News
DSCC celebrates the military men and women that have served our nation
Columbus native and wounded warrior retired Army Capt. Karen Roddy-Spikes is presented a memento of appreciation by Equal Employment Office Veterans Employment Program Executive Champion Mike Gordon. Roddy-Spikes provided the keynote remarks during the 2018 Veterans Program Nov. 7 in the Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium.
Nov. 14, 2018 - Associates attended a Veterans Information Fair and special program to celebrate and honor those who have served in the US military throughout the day Nov. 7 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

2018 Rochester Institute of Technology Spring Career Fair
DLA Land and Maritime Recruiter, Kim Davidson, signs with a potential applicant. As an RIT alumni, she provided help to many of the deaf and hard of hearing potential applicant.  Over 500 graduates attended the fair.
Feb. 13, 2018 - On February 6, 2018, two DLA Land and Maritime recruiters participated in the 2018 Rochester Institute of Technology Spring Career Fair, in Rochester, New York.



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For more information, comments or concerns regarding Special Emphasis Programs People with Disabilities, please contact us at

DLA Land and Maritime
P.O. Box 3990
Columbus, OH 43218-3990

To request a Reasonable Accommodation or Interpreting/CART service, please select the appropriate service below.

Disability Program Manager

Reasonable Accommodation

Interpreting and CART



an equal employment opportunity (EEO) program

People with Disability (PWD)

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Definition Of Disability

Not everyone with a medical condition is protected by the law. In order to be protected, a person must be qualified for the job and have a disability as defined by the law.

A person can show that he or she has a disability in one of three ways:

  • A person may be disabled if he or she has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity (such as walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or learning).
  • A person may be disabled if he or she has a history of a disability (such as cancer that is in remission).
  • A person may be disabled if he or she is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and minor (even if he/she does not have such an impairment).


Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 This law makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in the federal government. The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The law also requires that employers reasonably accommodate the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer's business.

Reasonable Accommodation

It is the policy of DLA Land and Maritime to provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to fully comply with all other legal and regulatory requirements.

No qualified individual with a disability may be denied the benefits of a program, training, or activity conducted, sponsored, funded, or promoted by the VA, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination.

To this end, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so poses an undue hardship on the Agency.

Complete the Reasonable Accommodation Form 1887 and email to the DLA Land and Maritime Disability Program Manager.

Request Interpreting / CART Services

Send a request to

This email needs to include the following information:

  • Consumer(s) who are deaf/hard of hearing
  • Language mode: (English, ASL, CART, Oral, PSE)
  • Date and time duration
  • Location (full address)
  • Purpose (With topic, agenda, full training name, team meeting, etc.)
  • POC Name
  • POC Phone
  • POC Email

Requests are guaranteed to be processed within core hours, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST Monday - Friday.

Advanced scheduling is strongly encouraged - Preferably one to two weeks, to the extent possible. Requirements of duration longer than one-day, at least one month advanced notice is encouraged to ensure adequate time to secure interpreting/CART services. Although it is not possible to foresee every occasion for which services may be requested, failure to schedule services well in advance may result in the necessity to reschedule meetings until interpreting/CART services is available. All efforts will be made to accommodate requests, to include last minute requests.

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