October 05, 2014


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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities | PDF
| Press Release
New Technical Assistance Publication (posted 9/30/14)
Alliance NY, LLC | Press Release
Settlement Agreement (posted 9/30/14)
Glenwood Plaza, LLC | Press Release
Settlement Agreement (posted 9/30/14)
Hamilton Initiative, LLC | Press Release
Settlement Agreement (posted 9/30/14)
Subway of Casenovia, LLC | Press Release
Settlement Agreement (posted 9/30/14)
Water Street Seafood Company | Press Release
Settlement Agreement (posted 9/30/14)
Harris County Clerk’s Office, Texas
Letter of Findings re: polling place accessibility (posted 9/29/14)
Milwaukee Montessori School (WI) | Complaint | Press Release
Consent Decree (posted 9/29/14)
City of North Las Vegas | Complaint | Press Release
Consent Decree (posted 9/25/14)
DFEH v. LSAC Notice & Compensation Fund Information
The Compensation Fund Claims Period has begun and will close March 18, 2015 (posted 9/25/14)
The Promise of Olmstead: 15 Years Later
15th Anniversary of Olmstead Video Compilation (posted 9/17/14)
Comment Period Extended for Movie Captioning & Audio Description NPRM
(posted 9/3/14)
City of New Rochelle, New York | Complaint
Consent Decree (posted 8/29/14)
S.S., et al., v. City of Springfield, Massachusetts, et al.
Statement of Interest (posted 8/27/14)
City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Letter of Findings (posted 8/22/2014)
City of Baltimore, Maryland | Complaint
Consent Decree (posted 8/20/14)
State of Louisiana Attorney Licensure System
Settlement Agreement (posted 8/15/14)
Joe Louis Arena
Settlement Agreement (posted 8/13/14)

Other Items of Interest

Accessibility (Design and Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings under the Fair Housing Act
Joint Statement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice (May 2, 2013)
United States v. University of Nebraska at Kearney
A memorandum and opinion in a Fair Housing Act case involving a challenge to the University of Nebraska's refusal to permit a student to have her emotional support animal in university housing. ADA issues unrelated to service animals are discussed. (April 24, 2013)
For more information about this case, visit the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section's website

Featured Topics

  • 2010 ADA Standards
  • Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone In 2009, the Civil Rights Division launched an aggressive effort to enforce the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., a ruling that requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure that persons with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
  • ada.gov/AIDS Fighting Discrimination Against People with HIV/AIDS
  • U.S. Attorney Program for ADA Enforcement Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative hrough the Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, U.S. Attorneys' offices across the nation partner with the Department's Civil Rights Division to target their enforcement efforts on a critical area for individuals with disabilities. This initiative makes sure that people with disabilities, especially those who are deaf or have hearing loss, have access to medical information provided to them in a manner that is understandable to them. The Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative is a multi-phase plan that will also involve other key issues for people with disabilities, including ensuring physical access to medical buildings.
  • Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
  • ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business The Department of Justice has revised its regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This rule takes effect on March 15, 2011, clarifies issues that have arisen over the past 20 years, and contains new requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards). This document provides guidance to assist small business owners in understanding how this new regulation applies to them.
  • A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. A Guide to Disability Rights Law. A 21-page booklet that provides a brief overview of ten Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and provides information about the federal agencies to contact for more information. (Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog and Vietnamese editions available from the ADA Information Line.)
  • ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).
  • ADA Video Gallery Quick Time and Real Player files. Open Captioned, Audio Description formats provided.
  • ADA: Know Your Rights: Returning Service Members with Disabilities You've been seriously injured while serving on active duty in the U.S. Military -- perhaps you've lost a limb, sustained a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, sustained hearing or vision loss, or are experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- and now you're back in the States trying to adjust to living with your injury. This publication explains your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides information on where to get assistance.

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