Disabled and disenfranchised: Families fight to restore voting rights, By Shoshana Walter, October 31, 2016
The Importance of Down Ballot Elections for Disability Rights, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 11, 2016
National Council on Disability Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans, From the National Council on Disability, October 07, 2016
Act Now to Have Candidates Answer a Disability Rights Question in the Next Debate, By Lauren Appelbaum, October 05, 2016
Fatal Shooting of Deaf Man Raises Concerns About Police Training, By Allen Smith, J.D., August 31, 2016
Presidential Proclamation - Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016, From the Whitehouse, July 25, 2016
Lowe's to Pay $8.6 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), May 13, 2016
Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK, By Shaun Heasley, May 3, 2016
Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”, By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, April 12, 2016
Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Violations, From the U.S. Department of Justice, February 08, 2016
EEOC Issues Guidance on Rights of Applicants and Employees Infected with HIV, By Philip B. Phillips, The National Law Review, December 14, 2015
GSA settles discrimination suit with blind contractors, By Carten Cordell, Federal Times, November 12, 2015
Judge’s Ruling Awards $600,000 to Exploited Workers, By Dan Barry, New York Times, September 17, 2015
EEOC takes aim at Target for discriminatory pre-employment tests, By Kathy Neal, EmployerLINC, August 26, 2015
Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services Issue Technical Assistance for Child Welfare Systems Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, August 10, 2015
United Airlines to Pay over $1 Million To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), June 11, 2015
United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness, By Human Rights Watch, May 12, 2015
Disability Protesters Arrested at White House to Mark 25 Years of the ADA, By Rick Cohen, NonProfit Quarterly, April 22, 2015
HUD, Missouri Housing Authority agreements increase access to housing for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency, From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), April 14, 2015
Baldwin Supply Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), April 06, 2015
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 02, 2015
The Lash Group Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), March 18, 2015
Justice Department and City of Jackson, Mississippi, Extend Agreement to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuit with the City's Public Transportation System, From the U.S. Department of Justice, March 10, 2015
St. Alexius Medical Center of Hoffman Estates To Pay $125,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 12, 2015
Benny Boyd Car Dealership to Pay $250,000 to Former Manager in EEOC Settlement, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Oakland Children's Hospital Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Febuary 11, 2015
Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say, By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, February 10, 2015
Lawsuit alleging discrimination by Tulsa hotel against Air Force veteran with service dog is settled, By Dan Goforth, Tulsa World, February 10, 2015
Kmart Will Pay $102,048 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 27, 2015
Jury in EEOC Suit Says Old Dominion Freight Line Must Pay Former Driver $119,612 for Disability Bias, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 16, 2015
Justice Department Settles with Ohio Healthcare System Over HIV Discrimination, From the U.S. Department of Justice, January 15, 2015
EZEFLOW USA, Inc. Will Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, From the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), January 09, 2015
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
The ADA Home Page is the definitive source for information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law uses a coordinated approach of litigation, policy analysis, coalition-building, public information and technical support for local advocates to advance community membership, promote self-determination, end the punishment of people with mental illnesses for the system's failures and preserve the rights of people with mental disabilities.
The American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law seeks to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession.
The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Disability.gov is the federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others. The Civil Rights Section provides links to information on the ADA and other federal civil rights laws pertaining to people with disabilities, their families, employers and community members.
The Disability Law Lowdown Project is a set of podcasts that provide up-to-date information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws. You can listen to the podcasts, or read the transcripts, on the website or you can download them to your MP3 player or print copies of the transcripts.
The Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC), is the Official Protection and Advocacy System for Kansas; empowered by federal law to advocate for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities. DRC advocates for the rights of Kansans with disabilities under state or federal laws and educates policymakers on needed improvements to the law and public policy.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. DREDF's mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
The Kansas Attorney General's Office, promoting human dignity through justice with compassion and professional excellence.
The Kansas Human Rights Commission investigates complaints alleging discrimination and conducts public education programs designed to prevent discrimination.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is a non-profit, membership, constituent-led organization committed to building bridges between American and international disability communities and cultures. Through a wide range of projects and programs, USICD promotes the inclusion of disability perspectives in U.S. foreign policy and aid and provides opportunities for domestic disability rights organizations to interface with their international counterparts.
ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities - This checklist is produced by the New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design and a member of the ADA National Network. It is intended to assist public accommodations as the first step in a planning process for readily achievable barrier removal and is based on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).
ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook - this handbook, written in FAQ format, is a guide to the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws.
ADA Questions and Answers - A 31-page booklet giving 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. (Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog and Vietnamese editions available from the ADA Information Line.)
ADA: Know Your Rights Returning Service Members - This publication is designed to inform US military personnel who became disabled while on active duty of their rights under the ADA and provide information on where to go to get assistance.
Additional Monitoring of Polling Places Could Further Improve Accessibility (GAO-09-9410), Sepember 2009 - This General Accountability Office (GAO) report is based on a national survey of polling places during the 2008 election assessing both physical and technological access. The report found that compared to 2000, the proportion of polling places without potential impediments increased and almost all polling places had an accessible voting system. However, 46 percent of polling places had an accessible voting system that could pose a challenge to certain voters with disabilities, such as voting stations that were not arranged to accommodate voters using wheelchairs. (Read highlights of the report)
A Promising Start: Preliminary Analysis of Court Decisions Under the ADA Amendments Act, July 23, 2013 - This National Council on Disability (NCD) review of the court decisions that have been rendered to date applying the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) reveals significant improvements in how courts are interpreting the broad coverage mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a human rights treaty that sets out the obligations of countries that ratify it to promote, protect, fulfill, and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities. The United Nations adopted the CRPD in 2006. As of May 9, 2011, 99 countries have ratified the treaty and 148 countries have signed it. Currently, the U.S. has not ratified the CRPD.
The Disability Law Handbook from the DBTAC Southwest ADA Center provides information on rights and obligations under several federal disability laws, including an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
DOJ Fact Sheet on 2010 Revised ADA Requirements for Service Animals - This publication provides guidance on the term "service animal" and the service animal provisions in the Department’s new regulations.
Experience of Voters with Disabilities in the 2012 Election Cycle - This report examines the impact of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 by documenting the experiences of voters with disabilities during the 2012 general election cycle and offers concrete policy and procedural recommendations to improve voter participation and accessibility for citizens with disabilities now and in future elections.
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA - This FAQ from the U.S. Department of Justice clarifies 2010 revided requirements for service animals. It includes 37 questions and answers covering everything from what type of work a service animal might perform to how they are trained and what sort of animals qualify.
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. A 21-page booklet that provides a brief overview of ten Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and provides information about the federal agencies to contact for more information. (Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog and Vietnamese editions available from the ADA Information Line.)
Disability Rights Laws (HTML)
Disability Rights Laws (PDF)
Disability Rights Laws (En Español)
Ill-Prepared: Health Care’s Barriers for People with Disabilities, November 2011 – This Equal Rights Center (ERC) report reveals that less than 25 percent of medical service providers they investigated were compliant with accessibility standards required under federal law.
Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit - This toolkit provides a summary of disability laws that protect families’ rights. Inside of the toolkit, you will find information on topics like adoption, custody, visitation, family law, and the child welfare system. We have also shared parts of NCD’s report, Rocking the Cradle, with stories from parents who have been treated unfairly because of their disabilities. Read more on the NCD website at: https://www.ncd.gov/publications/2012/Sep272012.
Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children (pdf), September 27, 2012 - This report by the National Council on Disability explores the pervasive prejudices faced by parents with disabilities by exposing the disparate treatment often encountered by parents with disabilities and their children within court and service systems and offers draft model state and federal statutory language to correct the discrimination faced by parents with disabilities in the United States. (html) (docx)
Statement of the Department of Justice on Enforcement of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C., U. S. Department of Justice, June 22, 2011 - DOJ has created this technical assistance guide to assist individuals in understanding their rights and public entities in understanding their obligations under the ADA and Olmstead. (HTML version)