Disability Rights Laws

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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section

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.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Telecommunications Act

Fair Housing Act

Air Carrier Access Act

Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act

National Voter Registration Act

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Rehabilitation Act

Architectural Barriers Act

General Sources of Disability Rights Information

Statute Citations

Last Review and Update: Mar 24, 2018
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