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Regarding an OCR Complaint, what does this mean: “the person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim”?

This means that an individual, group or organization can file an OCR complaint, whether or not they are a direct victim of the alleged discrimination.

Basically, if someone sees that a school doesn’t have a wheelchair ramp, they can file an ORC complaint because a student in a wheelchair is being denied equal access to the school.

As it relates to digital accessibility, for example: if the school’s websites, public or internal facing, are not digitally accessible, a person with or without a disability, can file an OCR complaint, citing that people with disabilities, because they are being denied equal access to information as a result of the failure of the school or school district, to provide equal access to information, are being discriminated against on the basis of their disability.

This means schools and school districts have exposure beyond the 15% – 20% of the population that has a disability; anyone can file a complaint against a school for their failure to provide equal access.