Disability and Policy Law
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. The ADA requires that reasonable accommodations be provided in meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities. Actual text of the law is available at www.ada.gov/pubs/adastatute08.htm. Additional technical assistance regarding the ADA is available through the ADA Technical Assistance Program.
Assistive Technology Act of 1998
The Assistive Technology Act of 1998 establishes a grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, to provide Federal funds to support State programs that address the assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of Personnel Management