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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, July 31, 2014
The Justice Department announced the payment of more than $1.5 million in damages under a consent decree previously reached with QuikTrip Corporation.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the Title III regulation for the Americans with Disabilities Act to require movie theaters to provide closed movie captioning and audio description in order to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Justice Department reached a settlement with the Orange County Clerk of Courts in Florida to remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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General Information Disability Rights Section
Rebecca Bond

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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