West Virginia Assistive Technology System

Major Federal Disability Laws at a Glance

COVERS CONTACT
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Post Office & other federal buildings U.S. Access Board
            1 (800) 872-2253 v
              1 (800)   993-2822 tty
              Website
Rehabilitation Act Federal Employment including contractors, federally-funded programs and services U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
            1 (800) 514-0301 v
              1 (800) 514-0383
              Website
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special education services (birth - 21) U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
  Office of Special Ed. &   Rehabilitative Services
            (202) 245-7468 v
            Website
Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) Air transportation issues including boarding assistance, accessibility in new aircraft and new or altered airports U.S. Department of Transportation
            Aviation Consumer Protection   Division
            202-366-4648
            Website
         
Fair Housing act (FHA) Private, federal, or state and local government funded housing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
            1 (888)   799-2085 v/tty
              Website
Telecommunications Act of 1996 Part II Section 255 Access by persons with disability Telecommunications equipment and providers of telecommunications services Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
            1 (888) 835-5322   v/tty orWebsite
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 Continues health care coverage entering the work force Social Security Administration (SSA)
            1 (800) 772-1213 v
              1 (800) 325-0778 tty or Website
Section 504 Colleges, universities and other post-secondary institutions U.S. Department of Justice
            (800) 514-0301 v
              (800) 514-0383 tty
              Website
Section 508 Electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the Federal Government U.S. General Services Administration
            (800) 488-3111
              Website

   

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legislation

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

LAW COVERS CONTACT
Title
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State and local governments and other employers with 15 or more employees Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
            1 (800) 699-4000   v
              1 (800) 669-6820 tty or
              Website
Title
          II
State/local government programs and services including public transportation Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
            1 (800) 699-4000   v
              1 (800) 669-6820 tty or
              Website
Title
            III
Public accommodations (e.g. businesses, movie theaters, restaurants, hotels, etc.) U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
            1 (800) 514-0301 v
              1 (800) 514-0383 tty
              Website
Title
            IV
Telephone relay service requirements Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
            1 (888) 835-5322   v/tty or

            Website            

    

For more information, call or write:

 

WVATS Core Office
West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
West Virginia University
959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Hotline: 1 (800) 841-8436