Enforces the ADA telecommunications provisions in Title IV and maintains a database of state telecommunications relay service facilities.
Offers information network and free telephone consulting resource and maintains a database of successful accommodations. Assists employers and individuals with disabilities in the use of public programs dealing with disabilities. Also answers questions about accommodations in educational settings.
Provides information and resources for lawyers and advocates, on the ADA and other laws protecting people with mental disabilities. Summarizes court cases and findings on the ADA, mental health consumers and employment litigation.
The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency comprising 15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. It is charged with addressing, analyzing, and making recommendations on public policy issues that affect people with disabilities. The National Council originated and developed the first draft of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The National Council distributes a free monthly publication, The NCD Bulletin.
The primary goal of the Disability Rights Section is to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this goal a reality. The Section’s enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with an innovative mediation program and a technical assistance grant program, provide a cost-effective and dynamic approach for carrying out the ADA’s mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250.
Enforces ADA provisions in public and private mass transportation systems and services. Technical assistance is also available around these issues.
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