The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination.
Disability rights are civil rights. From voting to parking, the ADA is a law that protects people with disabilities in many areas of public life.
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This document discusses and explains the requirements of the ADA's integration mandate and the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel. Zimring, 527 U.S. 581 (1999), as applied to segregated employment settings and facility-based day programs. In addition, this document provides a link to the Department's Federal Register notice, which provides more information about this guidance.
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Service Animals and the ADA
Understand how the ADA defines a service animal and what your rights are under the law.
Information for people with disabilities, state and local governments, and businesses
How the ADA is structured, and how it protects the rights of people with disabilities
The definition of a service animal, where they can go, and how they assist people with disabilities
Find out how the ADA requires businesses, non-profits, and state/local governments to provide accessible parking spaces.
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How to Report a Disability Rights Violation
If you believe that you or someone else experienced unlawful discrimination, you can report a disability rights violation.