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Regulations

DOJ is responsible for issuing regulations under Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that explain the rights of people with disabilities and the obligations of those covered by the laws.

Law, Regulations, & Standards

Read this document to understand your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA.


What are regulations?

A regulation (also called a “rule”) is a set of requirements issued by a federal agency to implement laws passed by Congress. When Congress passes laws, many details are often left to federal agencies to flesh out in regulations. For example, when Congress passed the ADA, it gave DOJ the authority to issue regulations that explain the rights and obligations under Titles II and III of the ADA.

Title II Regulations

The ADA is meant to ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of civic life. Under Title II, all state/local governments must follow the ADA regardless of their size.

The Title II Regulations explains the rights of people with disabilities and the obligations of state and local governments. Read Title II Regulations to understand your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA.

Title III Regulations

The ADA is meant to ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of life. Under Title III, almost all types of businesses that serve the public, regardless of their size or the age of their buildings, must follow the ADA.

The Title III Regulations explains the rights of people with disabilities and the obligations of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and commercial facilities. Read Title III Regulations to understand your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA.