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The Disability Rights Section works 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.

Section activities affect six million businesses and non-profit agencies, 80,000 units of state and local government, 49 million people with disabilities, and over 100 Federal agencies and commissions in the Executive Branch.

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Disability Rights News
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Justice Department entered into a settlement with DC Trails Inc. that ensures that their buses are accessible to people with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Justice Department announced a settlement with Franciscan St. James Health to ensure that patients and companions who are deaf or hard of hearing receive sign language interpreters and other services necessary to ensure effective communication.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Justice Department announced a settlement resolving a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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General Information Disability Rights Section
 
Leadership
Rebecca Bond
Chief
Contact
202-307-0663

Contact
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, D.C. 20530

FAX - (202) 307-1197

Talk to an ADA Specialist
800-514-0301 (voice)
800-514-0383 (TTY)
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