Our fact sheets, guides, and videos provide information about the rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law. They also offer tips on how to navigate various public systems, how to request accommodations or modifications, and what to do if your rights are violated or you experience discrimination. We also have resources provided by the federal government, state government, and other organizations.
Use the filters or search box in the left-hand column to find the resources you need. Please note that many of our resources apply to a wide range of disabilities, so we do not categorized our resources by individual disability.
This guide explains the rights of a person with disabilities to reasonable accommodations in North Carolina courts.
This checklist outlines the process of asking for an interpreter from a medical office or other business.
For more than two years, Disability Rights NC investigated and substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation at the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton. This report detailed our finding that the students at NCSD were unsafe in school and in the dorm, and that staff members who advocated for the students were subjected to intimidation and retaliation.
This office enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the ADA.
Information on the rights of inmates who are Deaf or hard of hearing to participate in the same programs, services, and activities as other inmates.
Information on how to request an accommodation for a hearing or other judicial activity, program, or service, and to file a grievance. Includes Guidelines for Accommodating Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the Courts.
This program provides services to help individuals live more independently in their communities, rather than in a nursing home or other facility. Services may include guidance and counseling, rehabilitation engineering, home and vehicle modifications, personal assistant services, and independent living skills training.
The council is charged with developing, monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating a State plan for statewide independent living services. It also supports North Carolina’s seven Centers for Independent Living, which are community-based organizations that provide programs and services for people with all types of disabilities and their families.
This is the Regional ADA Center that covers North Carolina, and offers resources for people with disabilities as well as businesses about the ADA and its implementation.