ADA INFORMATION SERVICES
Revised November 2006
This list contains the telephone numbers and Internet addresses of federal agencies and other organizations that provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and informal guidance in understanding and complying with different provisions of the ADA.
Department of Justice offers technical assistance on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and other ADA provisions applying to businesses, non-profit service agencies, and state and local government programs; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.
ADA Information Line
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.
Employment - questions
Employment - publications
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration offers information on the public transit provisions of the ADA.
ADA Assistance Line
TTY: use relay service
Federal Communications Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA's telephone relay service (TRS) requirements.
TRS publications and questions
Department of Education funds ten regional centers to provide technical assistance on the ADA.
ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers
Access Board (or Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
Publications and questions
Job Accommodation Network (JAN), is funded by the Department of Labor to provide advice on accommodating employees with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network
Project ACTION is funded by the Department of Transportation to provide information about making transportation accessible.
Transportation information and publications
TTY: use relay service
Internal Revenue Service offers tax incentives to help cover the cost of complying with the ADA. Form 8826 provides a tax credit for small businesses. Publication 535 explains tax deductible expenses for business of any size.
Tax forms and publications
OTHER LAWS OF INTEREST
Other federal laws prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities in housing, air transportation, Congressional offices and services and access to Federal facilities, post offices and electronic information. The telephone numbers and Internet addresses for obtaining assistance in understanding these laws are listed here.
Fair Housing Act, for questions or publications, call Department of Housing and Urban Development:
Fair Housing general questions
Fair Housing accessibility questions
Air Carrier Access Act, for questions pertaining to air transportation, call Department of Transportation:
Aviation Consumer Protection Division
Accessibility laws applying to Congress, for questions or information, contact the Office of Compliance:
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, for questions pertaining to the accessibility of Federal electronic information and technology, call the Access Board listed on page one.
Architectural Barriers Act, for questions pertaining to access to Federal facilities and post offices, contact the Access Board, listed on page one.
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