Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that a child with a disability has equal access to an education. The child may receive accommodations and modifications to the general education program. 504 Plans are for students identified with a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits them in the school environment but does not require special education services. 504 Plans are individually developed and are reviewed and updated on an annual basis.