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to include in §303.117 an exhaustive list of the methods a

lead agency could use to make its central directory accessible to the general public.

In response to commenters’ concerns about the ability

of individuals with disabilities to access the central directory, accessibility to the central directory requires not only the ability of the general public to obtain a copy of the directory, but also the ability to access the contents in the directory. Lead agencies must comply with the requirements in the ADA, which apply to public entities (i.e., State and local governments), and the requirements in Section 504, which apply to recipients of Federal financial assistance. Both of these statutes and their implementing regulations generally require that communications with individuals with disabilities be as effective as communications with individuals without disabilities, and that appropriate auxiliary aids and services be made available where necessary to afford a qualified individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, any program or activity conducted by a lead agency that receives a grant under Part C of the Act. Further clarification in

§303.117 is not necessary because the lead agency is

already responsible in §303.117 for ensuring that the