Where can I learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) provides information about the ADA through a toll-free information line. This service permits businesses, state and local governments, and individuals to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements including questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Specialists are available to provide ADA information and answers to technical questions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. ET, or on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. ET. You can obtain ADA information by phone or mail at:
Phone: 1.800.514.0301 (TTY: 1.800.514.0383)
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYAV
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
For More Information:
- ADA regulations, technical assistance materials and publications are available in standard print as well as in large print, audiotape, Braille, or computer disk for people with disabilities. Call the ADA information line 24 hours a day to order through the automated system.
- Guide to Rights for the Disabled, a free publication available from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), is a simplified summary of the ADA and all the acts that protect access to voting, education, housing, and even communications devices for people with disabilities.
- July 26 is the anniversary of the ADA.
- Social Security Disability Benefits
- Disabled Assistance
- State and Local Services for the Disabled
by USA.gov team