Human Rights - Part 4

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title II

Title II of the ADA covers state and local government regardless of the entities size or receipt of Federal funding. Title II requires that State and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities. For more information on how to make a complaint, contact:

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section - NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530

(800) 514-0301 (voice)
(800) 514-0383 (TTY)
www.ada.gov

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Transportation

Title II of the ADA also covers public transportation and prohibits discrimination on city buses. For more information on how to make a complaint, contact:

Office of Civil Rights Federal Transit Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, S.W.
Room 9102
Washington, D.C. 20590

(888) 446-4511 (voice/relay)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title III

Title III of the ADA covers businesses and nonprofit service providers that offer certain types of courses and examinations, transportation services and commercial business. The businesses must comply with basic nondiscrimination practices and must make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures and provide effective communication with people who have hearing, vision or speech disabilities. For more information on Title III or how to make a complaint contact:

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section - NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530

(800) 514-0301 (voice)
(800) 514-0383 (TTY)
www.ada.gov

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IV

Title IV of the ADA requires telephone and television companies to establish relay services that enable callers with hearing and speech disabilities to use telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDDs), also known as teletypewriters (TTYs) and to provide relay operators for callers using voice telephones. Title IV also requires publicly funded service announcements to have closed captioning. For more information contact the FCC at:

Federal Communications Commission
455 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554

(888) 225-5322 (voice)
(888) 835-5322 (TTY)
www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro

Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act addresses the needs of people with developmental disabilities by creating opportunities for full citizenship through funding University Affiliated Programs, protection and advocacy systems, and demonstration projects. This act emphasizes the capacities of people with developmental disabilities and recognizes the primary role that family, friends, and neighbors can play in enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

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