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Disability Rights: Civil Rights Division

Disability Rights

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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.

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.

Disability Rights News

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Justice Department alleged that attorney Patric LeHouillier and his law firm, LeHouillier & Associates, P.C., violated the ADA when they unlawfully barred a woman, her husband and her attorney from entering LeHouillier's law office for a deposition because the woman was accompanied by her service animal, an Australian Shepherd dog.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010

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John L. Wodatch
Civil Rights Division
FAX - (202) 307-1197

For information and technical assistance about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) contact the ADA Information Line:
800-514-0301 (voice)
800-514-0383 (TTY)
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