The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government' programs and services. As it relates to employment, Title I of the ADA protects the rights of both employees and job seekers. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services. Title IV, which is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements.
Disability Related Links
- Title II American with Disability Act
- Revised ADA regulations implementing Title II
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
- Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Nondiscrimination under Federal grants and programs; promulgation of rules
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
- Can help with question about workplace accommodations or the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation.
- Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)
- Searchable Online Accommodation Resource system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.
- Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
- Professional association for persons with disabilities in postsecondary education
- Great Plains ADA Center
- Provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act
- ADA Information and Technical Assistance
- Fighting discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS
- Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
- Disability Policy and Employment Practice