Disability Rights Resources
- Website for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- ADA Building Blocks Course
- Website for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services. The ADA was revised by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADA is codified at 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
Learn more about the difference between Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals with this frequently asked questions webpage from the ADA.
"ADA Basic Building Blocks" is an introductory webcourse on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).”
The Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education offer documents in the OCR Reading Room as resources to explore published information from the Federal Register (or otherwise publically available information), including policy and legal interpretations.