Disability Rights Section

Disability Rights Section

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Mission:  To advance the nation's goal of equal opportunity, integration, full participation, inclusion, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities through enforcement, regulation, and technical assistance.

VisionAccess, inclusion, and equal opportunity for people with disabilities through Justice.

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), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Executive Order 12250. The Section's enforcement, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, along with an innovative mediation program, provide a multi-faceted and dynamic approach for carrying out this mission.

Section activities affect six million businesses and nonprofit agencies, 90,000 units of state and local government, 50 million people with disabilities, and over 100 Federal agencies and commissions in the Executive Branch.

For more information about:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Executive Order 12250

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General Information Civil Rights Division DISABILITY RIGHTS SECTION

Rebecca Bond




Mailing Address

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
4CON, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20530


FAX - (202) 307-1197


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

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