Individuals with Disabilities
The ADA is a significant federal civil rights law, designed to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in many situations. The ADA covers certain employment situations, all programs and services of state and local governments , many private businesses , and certain telecommunication services.
For documents and resources related to employment, visit our "Job Seekers and Employees with Disabilities" page.
Visit our "Youth with Disabilities" page to find specific resources for students and young adults with disabilities.
Also, visit the ADA National Network’s “People with Disabilities” pages to find out more about the ADA, and don’t forget to check out our "Publications" page to find ADA documents and our "Resources" page to find links to information on a variety of disability-related topics.
There are other federal civil rights laws which address disability discrimination in other situations, such as housing, air travel, and federal programs and services. There are also laws which provide for certain benefits for people with disabilities, such as supplemental income or special education services for children. These laws are often very different from the ADA, with their own purposes, definitions, and requirements.
You can find out more about other federal laws, programs, and resources through the federal government’s disability information portal at Disability.gov .