CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended,
gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities
similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color,
sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal
opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public
accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local
government services, and telecommunications.
Provides for non-discrimination against individuals with
disabilities by private and public employers.
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Requires all programs and services provided be accessible to
individuals with disabilities.
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND
Places where the private sector conducts business must be
accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Creates statewide relay services and provides for the
telecommunication needs of hearing and speech-impaired
Deals with issues related to retaliation, technical
assistance, alternative resolution dispute, etc.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Job Accommodation Network
U.S. Department of Justice
ADA INFORMATION LINE 1-800-358-3617