United States Department of Justice
Americans with Disabilities Act
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001
Distance: 423 Miles
Offers information on existing legislation for people with disabilities
Provides a way for people to file complaints if they have been discriminated against due to a disability
Other topics include:
* Technical Assistance for organizations needing to meet disability requirements
* Enforcement - case law
* Mediation - complaint resolution
* Certification of State and Local Building Codes
Regulations, technical assistance materials and publications are available in standard print as well as in alternate formats for people with disabilities. Call the Information Line 24-hours a day to order through the automated system.
For general information, answers to specific technical questions, free materials, or information about filing a complaint, call (800) 514-0301 (voice) or (800) 514-0383 (TTY).
Specialists are available (Eastern Time):
9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Wednesday
12:30pm - 5:30pm Thursday
|Main - Public Comment Line||(202) 353-1555|
|Main - Switchboard||(202) 514-2000|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
DF-8000.0200Accessibility Related Standards/Legislation Compliance Definition
Programs that ensure that physical spaces (including buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, parks and other areas that are used by the public) are safe and free from obstacles which prevent access by people who have disabilities; that technologies (including software applications and operating systems, Web-based information and applications, telecommunications products, video and multimedia products, and commercial products such as information kiosks, calculators and fax machines) have features which support accessibility; and that enhancements which improve accessibility are implemented wherever possible. Legislation mandating accessibility for people with disabilities includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (which took effect in 1992), the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, and the Rehabilitation Act (which was amended in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities).
TP-4000.3250-050ADA Implementation Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for organizations that are in the process of implementing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and have questions regarding its requirements.
TQ-4400.4500Laws/Statutes Copies Definition
Programs that furnish copies of specific pieces of legislation upon request.
YZ-2550Government Services Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of services provided by the city, county, state or federal government.