Are you a Marine or family member who requires assistive technology in the workplace? Then you need to take advantage of the resources offered by the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP). Here are the key facts you need to know about CAP.

What is CAP?

Established by the Department of Defense in 1990, CAP provides assistive technology (AT) and reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities and wounded Service members. CAP's mission is to ensure that people with disabilities and wounded Service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the DoD and throughout the Federal government.

What is a reasonable accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that enables  a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities.  The provision of reasonable accommodations is the responsibility of the employing agency. CAP serves as a resource to the DoD and partner agencies.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology is defined as products, devices, or equipment that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. For more information on accommodation solutions CAP is able to provide, click here.

How do I request an accommodation?

To request an accommodation, visit the CAP website and submit an online request form. You may also email your request form to CAP@mail.mil, however this may result in a delay in service.

What impact has CAP made on the lives of federal employees?

Since its establishment CAP has developed partnerships with 68 agencies and provided accommodations to over 13,500 federal employees with disabilities working for Non-DoD agencies. Through CAP, the Department of Defense has provided over $21M in assistive technology at no cost to partnering agencies.

For more information on the Computer/Electronic Accommodations program, visit the CAP website, or contact the Exceptional Family Member Program on your installation.