Southwest ADA Center

Publications: Other Laws

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (DOJ) 16 pgs. 1997
Booklet provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. This is a 15 page booklet containing brief descriptions of the key requirements and complaint procedures. 

Air Carrier Access Act of 1986. (49 U.S.C. § 41705)

Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq.)

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794 )

This law protects persons with disabilities from discrimination by federal agencies.

Section 508, Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 (29 U.S.C. § 794d)

  • Section 508 - Electronic And Information Technology
    Requires that federal agencies, when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology, access to employees with disabilities that is comparable to that provided to others.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    This document is a consolidation of acquisition-related questions that have been posed by agencies, contractors, and members of the disability community regarding section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The responses to these questions are intended to promote a better understanding of the requirements of section 508 and its implementing regulations, including the collaboration that is anticipated within agencies in the acquisition of EIT.
  • Guide to the Section 508 Standards
    The purpose of this technical assistance document is to ensure successful implementation of section 508.
  • Section 508 Facts
    Understanding Section 508 and the Access Board's Standards
  • E-Learning: Conforming to Section 508
    Both e-learning and the amended Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act are at the beginning stages of implementation. This can make the implementation of either difficult to understand for both the program office responsible for e-learning and the contracting office. This paper is written to aid them in their understanding of the issues and processes in purchasing the best e-learning solution while being in compliance with the provisions of Section 508 as amended.
  • Section 508 Tutorial: Developing Accessible Software
    This tutorial illustrates the application of the Section 508, 36 CFR 1194.21, requirements for Software Applications and Operating Systems, Technical Provisions (a)-(l). A program for a six-function calculator is developed, named SFCalculator. The accessibility requirements of 1194.21 are illustrated during the development of SFCalculator.

Telecommunication Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. §§ 255, 251(a)(2))

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