ADA Information Services
This list contains the telephone numbers and Internet addresses of federal agencies and other organizations that provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and informal guidance in understanding and complying with different provisions of the ADA.
Department of Justice offers technical assistance on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and other ADA provisions applying to businesses, non-profit service agencies, and state and local government programs; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
Federal Communications Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA's telephone relay service (TRS) requirements.
Office of Compliance offers technical assistance on accessibility laws applying to Congressional offices and services.
Internal Revenue Service provides information about tax code provisions including tax credits (section 44) and deductions (section 190) that can assist businesses in complying with the ADA.
Department of Education funds ten regional centers to provide technical assistance on the ADA.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN), is funded by the Department of Labor to provide advice on accommodating employees with disabilities.
Project ACTION is funded by the Department of Transportation to provide information about making transportation accessible.
Other Laws of Interest
Other federal laws prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities in housing, air transportation, and access to Federal facilities, post offices and electronic information. The telephone numbers and Internet addresses for obtaining assistance in understanding these laws are listed here.
Fair Housing Act, for questions or publications, call Department of Housing and Urban Development:
Air Carrier Access Act, for questions pertaining to air transportation, call Department of Transportation:
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, for questions pertaining to the accessibility of Federal electronic information and technology, call the Access Board listed above.
Architectural Barriers Act, for questions pertaining to access to Federal facilities and post offices, call the Access Board listed above.
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This article was provided by Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center.