Man in a wood shop
Photo courtesy William Bronston, M.D.

In 1966, Section 14 was amended to define "special minimum wage" as not less than 50% of the national minimum wage and commensurate with the wage paid to workers without disabilities in industry in the vicinity for essentially the same type, quality and quantity of work. Agencies providing vocational rehabilitation services for evaluation or training programs for people with multiple disabilities and work activity centers, however, could get certificates which allowed them to pay below the 50% minimum.