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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
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Justice Department announced five settlement agreements under the Americans with Disabilities Act to make businesses in upstate New York and Corpus Christi, Texas, accessible to people with disabilities.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Justice Department published a new technical assistance publication about federal laws that protect the rights of voters with disabilities.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Justice Department reached an agreement with Milwaukee Montessori School, a private day school serving over 400 children from 18 months old through eighth grade, to remedy alleged 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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