Course Resources

Architectural Accessibility Laws Course

Architectural Accessibility Laws - U.S. States and Territorites 

Architectural Barriers Act

ABA Accessibility Standards

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

U.S. Access Board
800-872-2253 voice
800-993-2822 tty
www.access-board.gov


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

Each federal agency issues their own regulations. Here are some of the most frequently used.

Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights
Dept of Ed 504 Regulations

Department of Health and Human Service - Office for Civil Rights 
HHS 504 Regulations

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

HUD 504 Regulations



Fair Housing Act

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Act Regulations

Safe Harbors: Ten design and construction guidelines and standards that HUD recognizes as “safe harbors” for compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

Fair Housing FIRST
888-341-7781 voice/tty
www.fairhousingfirst.org


Americans with Disabilities Act

Title II Regulations for State and Local Governments

Title III Regulations for Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities

1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Department of Justice
800-514-0301 voice
800-514-0383 tty
www.ada.gov

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ADA Title I Employment Course

ADA Title I Employment Regulations: 29 C.F.R Part 1630 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

State and Territory Fair Employment Laws and Agencies 
Information about and links to states and territory fair employment laws comparable to Title I of the ADA.

Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act
Federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment in federal executive agencies such as the Department of Labor, NASA, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Key Guidances(partial list, for a complete list go to www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability_guidance.cfm)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 
Accommodation ideas for people with disabilities from A through Z. Staff consult at no cost on specific accommodation needs.
800-232-9675 voice 
877-781-9403 TTY
www.askjan.org

Tax Incentives 
Tax deductions and credits to help cover the cost of certain reasonable accommodations.
www.ada.gov/taxincent.htm

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Disability Rights Laws Overview Course

I started on this just including the regulations, etc but maybe this should be the whole page that's in the course [http://mrooms.adachecklist.org/drlo/Content/Laws.html] since it's a reference page that people will want to go back to.


Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)

49 U.S.C. § 41705

Air Carrier Access Act Regulations - 14 CFR Part 382

Summary of the Air Carrier Access Act

Aviation Consumer Protection Division 
Department of Transportation
 
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov
800-778-4838 voice
800-455-9880 TTY

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Statute - 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.

Title I Employment

EEOC Title I Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1630

EEOC Title I Policy Guidances

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
800-669-4000 voice 
800-669-6820 TTY 
http://www.eeoc.gov

State and Territory Fair Employment Laws and Agencies 
Many states have laws similar to Title I of the ADA. Many of those laws apply to employers who have fewer than 15 employees. Title I applies to employers with 15 or more employees. It’s always important to check state law.

Job Accommodation (JAN) has accommodation suggestions for disabilities A-Z. JAN also provides free consultation on accommodating a specific person with a disability. 
800-526-7234 voice/TTY 
www.askjan.org

Title II State and Local Governments

Title II Regulations - 28 CFR Part 35

Title II Guidance Material- Department of Justice

Title III State and Local Governments

Title III Regulations - 28 CFR Part 36 

Title III Guidance Matieral – Department of Justice

ADA Office - Department of Justice 
www.ada.gov 
800-514-0301 voice 
800-514-0383 TTY

Transportation

Department of Transportation Regulations
Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities - 49 CFR Part 37

Accessibility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles - 49 CFR Part 38

Department of Transportation - Office of Civll Riths
www.fta.dot.gov/ada 
888-446-4511 voice

Title IV: Telecommunications Relay Services 

FCC Title IV Regulations - 47 CFR §§ 64.601 et seq.

Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission 
www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro 
888-225-5322 voice
888-835-5322 TTY


Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)

Statute - 42 U.S.C. §§ 4151 et seq.

Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

U.S. Access Board
www.access-board.gov/ufas/index.htm 
800-872-2253 voice 
800- 993-2822 TTY


Fair Housing Act (FHA)

Statute 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

HUD Fair Housing Act Regulations - 24 CFR Part 100

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
www.hud.gov/offices/fheo
800-669-9777 voice 
800-927-9275 TTY

Fair Housing FIRST answers questions about the accessibility provisions of the Fair Housing Act. www.fairhousingfirst.org 
888-341-7781 voice/TTY


Help America Vote Act

Statute - 42 U.S.C. 15301 to 15545

U.S. Election Assistance Commission 

866- 747-1471 voice/relay 
www.eac.gov


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Statute - 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs.

IDEA requires public school systems to develop appropriate Individualized Education Programs (IEP's) for each child. The specific special education and related services outlined in each IEP reflect the individualized needs of each student.

IDEA also mandates that particular procedures be followed in the development of the IEP. Each student's IEP must be developed by a team of knowledgeable persons and must be at least reviewed annually. The team includes the child's teacher; the parents, subject to certain limited exceptions; the child, if determined appropriate; an agency representative who is qualified to provide or supervise the provision of special education; and other individuals at the parents' or agency's discretion.

If parents disagree with the proposed IEP, they can request a due process hearing and a review from the state educational agency if applicable in that state. They also can appeal the state agency's decision to state or federal court.

IDEA Regulations – 34 CFR Part 300

IDEA Policy Documents - U.S. Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education 
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep 
202-245-7468 voice/TTY

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Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as Amended

29 U.S.C. § 794

The Rehabilitation Act authorizes funding for disability-related activities, including state vocational rehabilitation programs, independent living programs, supported employment, client assistance, training and research. The Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The anti-discrimination provisions are in Sections 501, 503, 504 and 508 of the Act.

Section 501 
http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/rehab.cfm 
Section 501 requires affirmative action and nondiscrimination in employment by each department, agency, and instrumentality (including the United States Postal Service) in the executive branch. The standards for determining employment discrimination on the basis of disability are the same as those used in Title I of the ADA. To file a complaint employees should contact their agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Office.

Section 503 
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/29/793.html
Section 503 requires affirmative action and prohibits employment discrimination by federal government contractors and subcontractors with contracts of more than $10,000. The standards for determining employment discrimination on the basis of disability are the same as those used in Title I of the ADA.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 
U.S. Department of Labor 
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp 202-693-0106 voice/relay

Section 504 
http://tinyurl.com/2dn6eqm
Section 504 covers programs or activities that either receive federal financial assistance or are conducted by any executive agency or the United States Postal Service. Requirements include general non-discrimination on the basis of disability, reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, program accessibility, effective communication with people who have hearing or vision disabilities, and accessible new construction and alterations.

Each federal agency has its own Section 504 regulations that apply to its own programs. Federal agencies that provide federal financial assistance also have Section 504 regulations that apply to the entities that receive the agency’s federal aid. Requirements common to these regulations include reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities; program accessibility; effective communication with people who have hearing or vision disabilities; and accessible new construction and alterations.

Complaints may be filed with each federal agency. Section 504 may also be enforced through private lawsuits.

There are over 95 implementing regulations for federally conducted programs.

There are over 20 implementing regulations for federally assisted programs. 
Here are a few:

For information on how to file 504 complaints with the appropriate agency: U.S. Department of Justice www.ada.gov 800-514-0301 voice 800-514-0383 TTY

Section 508 
www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/section1.html
Section 508 establishes requirements for electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the federal government. Section 508 requires federal electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public. An accessible information technology system is one that can be operated in a variety of ways and does not rely on a single sense or ability of the user.

Section 508 Standards

U.S. General Services Administration, Center for IT Accommodation 
www.gsa.gov/section508
202-501-4906 voice 
202-501-2010 TTY

U.S. Access Board 
www.access-board.gov/508.htm
800-872-2253 voice 
800-993-2822 TTY


Telecommunications Act

Statute - 47 U.S.C. §§ 255

Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission 

www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro

888-225-5322 voice 
888-835-5322 TTY


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ADA Title I Employment Course

ADA Title I Employment Regulations: 29 C.F.R Part 1630 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

State and Territory Fair Employment Laws and Agencies 
Information about and links to states and territory fair employment laws comparable to Title I of the ADA.

Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act
Federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment in federal executive agencies such as the Department of Labor, NASA, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Key Guidances (partial list, for a complete list go to www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability_guidance.cfm)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 
Accommodation ideas for people with disabilities from A through Z. Staff consult at no cost on specific accommodation needs.
800-232-9675 voice 
877-781-9403 TTY
www.askjan.org

Tax Incentives 
Tax deductions and credits to help cover the cost of certain reasonable accommodations.
www.ada.gov/taxincent.htm
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