Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Access Board:
Provides information relating to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board key responsibilities are: developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology; providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards; and enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities.
- ADA Technical Assistance Program (ADATA):
A comprehensive resource for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- ADA Watch:
The ADA Watch campaign is a nonprofit informational online network designed to activate the disability community's grassroots in response to threats to civil rights protections for people with disabilities.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) - ADA Home Page:
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) - Disability Rights Section:
The primary goal of the Disability Rights Section is to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this goal a reality. The Section's enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with an innovative mediation program and a technical assistance grant program, provide a cost-effective and dynamic approach for carrying out the ADA's mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) - Section 508 Home Page:
Provides information and technical assistance relating to Section 508.
- Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP):
Provides leadership to increase employment for adults and youth with disabilities.
- Department of Transportation - Disability Resource Center (DRC):
DRC provides job accommodations services to DOT employees and applicants with disabilities.
- Department of Transportation - Disability Information:
This page provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and The Air Carrier Access Act as it applies to transportation.
- Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs):
The ten regional centers provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
The EEOC enforces Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all Federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices and policies.
- Federal Communications Commission's Disabilities Issues:
Provides information and resources on telecommunications relay services (TRS), Section 255, video description, closed captioning and Section 504.
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA):
This page provides links to information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to transportation.
- Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Civil Rights:
Promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination.
- Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of, Homes and Communications:
Provides information and technical assistance relating to housing and disabilities.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN):
JAN is an information network and consulting resource that enables qualified workers with disabilities to be hired or retained. It brings together information from many sources about practical ways of making accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.
- National Council on Disability (NCD):
Promotes policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature of severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.