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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
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Justice Department reached a settlement with Genesis Healthcare System to resolve claims that Genesis discriminated against a woman with HIV in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Department of Justice reached a settlement with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to address alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with the County of Erie, New York, to ensure equal access to the facilities and services of the Erie County Holding Center and the Erie County Correctional Facility.

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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)
 Visit ADA.gov
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