Disability Rights Laws

1. Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)(1986)
-Codified at: 49 U.S.C §41705

2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990/2008)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C §§12101 et seq.

3. Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)(1968)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C. §§4151 et seq.

4. Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA)(1980)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C. §§ 1997 et seq.

5. The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA)(1978) (employment)
-Codified at: 5 U.S.C. §2302 et seq.

6. Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHA)(1988)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C. §§3601 et seq.

7. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) (2002)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C. §§15301 to 15545

8. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1975[as Education for All Handicapped Children]-2011) (IDEA)
-Codified at: 20 U.S.C. §§1400 et seq.

9. Rehabilitation Act-§§501,503,504,508 (1973)
-Codified at: §501(as amended)-29 U.S.C. §791
§503(as amended)-29 U.S.C. §793
§504(as amended)-29 U.S.C. §794
§508(as amended)-29 U.S.C. §794d

10. Telecommunications Act (1996)
-Codified at: 47 U.S.C. §§255, 251(a)(2)

11. National Voter Registration Act (1993)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C. §§1973gg et seq.

12. The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act as Amended (VEVRAA)(1974)(employment)
-Codified at: 38 U.S.C. §4212

13. Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act (1984)
-Codified at: 42 U.S.C. §§1973ee et seq.

14. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA)(1998)(employment)
-Codified at: 29 U.S.C. §2801 et seq.    Click here for updates

A brief description of the ADA, and links to videos of experts discussing the law, can be found here.