Resources for ADA / Disability Rights

  • Fact Sheets

    • This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed below.

    • Accessibility of doctors’ offices, clinics, and other health care providers is essential in providing medical care to people with disabilities. This technical assistance publication provides guidance for medical care providers on the requirements of the ADA in medical settings with respect to people with mobility disabilities, which include, for example, those who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, crutches, or without mobility devices.

    • The Department of Justice has revised its regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This rule takes effect on March 15, 2011, clarifies issues that have arisen over the past 20 years, and contains new requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards). This document provides guidance to assist small business owners in understanding how this new regulation applies to them.

    • This booklet provides basic information on Social Security disability benefits and is not intended to answer all questions. For specific information about your situation, you should talk with a Social Security representative. 

    • Esta guía proporciona un resumen de las leyes federales de derechos civiles que garantizan la igualdad de oportunidades para las personas discapacitadas. Para obtener mayor información sobre cómo se podrían aplicar estas leyes en su caso, comuníquese con las siguientes agencias y organizaciones.

    • This version contains the title II regulation updated to reflect the 2010 revisions and the technical corrections (published March 11, 2011) which became effective on March 15, 2011. It does not contain supplementary information or guidance.

    • The effective date of the Department's two revised ADA rules is March 15, 2011. Of course, even before this date, entities covered by titles II and III of the ADA are still subject to the requirements in the Department's 1991 regulations. These new revised rules set out several different "compliance dates," dates by which entities covered by the ADA are required to comply with the new or revised provisions of the Department's rules.

    • Providing equal opportunity to people with disabilities is the fundamental principle of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This publication provides guidance on the Department's new nondiscrimination requirements that apply to selling tickets for assigned seats at events such as concerts, plays, and sporting events. The requirements, which are identical for title II and title III entities, apply to tickets sold for single events and those sold for a series of events (e.g., subscriptions or season tickets).

    • This booklet explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination. This part of the law is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State and local civil rights enforcement agencies that work with the Commission.

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  • Stories

    • 09/09/2014 - 10:59am
      In June, Governor Scott signed almost 100 bills into law. Although you may not have combed through each to determine which bills will affect your life, we would like to bring to your attention CS/HB 7005. It is a transportation bill and the portion of...

    • 06/30/2014 - 9:25am
      The U.S. Access Board has launched new online guides on the (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. This web-based material features illustrated technical guides that explain and clarify...

    • 11/25/2013 - 10:10am
      The ADA Legacy Project is pleased to announce the launch of their new website, The website provides news, updates, scheduled events, and information on partners who are preserving disability history, celebrating its milestones,...

    • 12/21/2011 - 4:05pm
      Any motorist with a mobility impairment, especially one requiring the use of a wheelchair, has likely encountered the difficulty of refueling at a gas station. Some of the challenges a motorist might face include broken or uneven pavement, nozzles that...

    • 12/21/2011 - 10:04am
      Most of us know the feeling of locating the last open disabled space only to see another vehicle get there first. As you pull up, you see the driver exit and start skipping to the entrance of whatever building. Ugghhh! What a farce!...

    • 04/25/2011 - 8:01am
      On March 23, 2011, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (P.L. 111-148/152) celebrated its first anniversary and there remains significant confusion among those with disabilities about the law, including concerns as to whether it...

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