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The Department of Justice enforces the ADA through lawsuits and settlement agreements to achieve greater access, inclusion, and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

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2021 - Present

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Enforcing the ADA

Broadly speaking, our ADA cases involve:

  • Employment (Title I)
  • State and local governments’ services, programs, and activities (Title II)
  • Businesses and nonprofits open to the public (Title III)

Our matters are both large and small. For example, we might work on a nationwide case affecting hundreds of people or a case involving one child in one school.

Our matters also cover a range of disability rights issues and contexts, such as:

  • Communication with people with disabilities
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health care
  • Physical accessibility
  • Segregation of people with disabilities (also known as Olmstead work)
  • Service animals
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Voting
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