Assistive Technology in Schools

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What is an Assistive Technology (AT) Device? An assistive technology device is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that […]

Your Disability Rights at Work

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This information packet will explain your disability rights at work, and help you advocate for yourself in the workplace.

Your Rights in College

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Students with Disabilities Are you a college student with disabilities? Do you have questions about your rights while you are in college? Colleges must treat students with disabilities as equals […]

What is an ADA Coordinator?

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Introduction Have you tried to use a program or service in your community but couldn’t because of your disability? Were you denied your request for a reasonable modification so that […]

ADA Title II (State and Local Government)

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Access, Accessibility and Advocacy The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides protections against discrimination based on disability. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in places of public […]

Contacting an ADA Coordinator: Sample Letters

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If a public entity discriminates against you because of your disability, you can resolve your dispute without a lawsuit by contacting the ADA coordinator. For more information about ADA requirements for public entities, […]

Resolving Disputes with Public Entities

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Using ADA Coordinators and Grievance Procedures to Resolve Disputes Do you believe you have been denied equal access to a program or service offered by a public entity because of […]

Big Housing Win for People with Disabilities

apartment for rent sign (red letters on white background) in an green but overgrown yard in front of housing in NC town. Tenants must be given specific reasons for evictions, in this NC Supreme Court ruling.

NC Supreme Court rules landlords must give specific reasons for eviction Having a place to call home is the most basic need for all people. Housing provides safety. Housing provides […]

Employment Rights: FAQ

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Employment and disability The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the employment rights of people with disabilities who work for employers with more than 15 employees. A disability is a physical […]