Rights of the Disabled

Know the Law

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Resources for people with disabilities: about the Disabilities Education Act, and links from the Disability Resources web site. Content Detail

    Disability Resources
  • ADA Information for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

    A pamphlet for people with disabilities explaining employment sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to file a complaint with the EEOC. Content Detail

    Department of Justice
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Q & A

    An overview of the ADA's requirements for ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, and requiring the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services. Content Detail

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Resources

    Resources, articles and links on the Disability Resources web site. Content Detail

    Disability Resources
  • Assistive Technology Laws

    Overview and detailed information about civil rights, special education, and assistive technology legislation Content Detail

    Assisstive Technology Training Online Project
  • Childcare for Children with Disabilities, including HIV

    A fact sheet from the U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services about discrimination against children with disabilities, including HIV. Content Detail

    U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • Civil Rights Complaints

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' does not advocate for individual discrimination complaints, but has a referral service to get you in contact with providing information specific to your situation, the right office if decide to file a complaint. Content Detail

  • Disability Rights Laws

    An overview of the federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities. Includes contact information for federal agencies that can give more information. Read More

    US Department of Justice
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    Spanish / Español
  • Disabled Parking Placard and Licencse Plates

    A privately owned web site link which provides information on eligibility and application for a handicapped parking placard and license plates. Content Detail

  • FAQ Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Frequently Asked Questions on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. The nondiscrimination requirements of the law apply to employers and organizations that receive financial assistance from any Federal department or agency, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These organizations and employers include many hospitals, nursing homes, mental health centers and human service programs. Content Detail

    US Department of Health & Human Services
  • File a Complaint under the Architectural Barriers Act

    A link to an online form or a printable form for making a complaint about difficulties accessing public property. You may make a confidential report. Content Detail

    Access Board, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
  • How to File a Discrimination Charge

    This web page shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job, because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter. Content Detail

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Law and Aging Resources for Older Americans

    The Law and Aging Guide is a listing of the state-wide resources available to help older persons with law-related issues. Read More

    ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Medicaid Program

    If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy and stay healthy. Content Detail

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Privacy and Your Health Information

    A brief summary of your rights and protections under the federal health information privacy law. Content Detail

    U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

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