ADA Federal Enforcement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extends civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. It seeks to guarantee equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government programs, and telecommunications.
Title I: Employment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the employment provisions of the ADA and offers technical assistance on employment discrimination. The ADA covers private employers with 15 or more employees, as well as state and local government agencies regardless of how many employees they have. Covered employers may not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in any aspect of the employment process.
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For more information about the EEOC complaint process, see "Filing a Charge"
Title II: State and Local Government Services &
Title III: Public Accommodations
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces Titles II and III of the ADA (except the public transportation provisions, which are enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation). Title II covers programs, activities, and services of state and local governments (also called public entities). Title III covers public accommodations (private businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail stores) and commercial facilities.
Toll Free ADA Information Line:
For more information about the DOJ complaint process, see "How to File a Complaint".
The Department of Justice Spanish language documents collection includes some of the most commonly requested publications, such as questions and answers, highlights, and information on how to file complaints.
Title II: Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), through the Federal Transit Administration, offers technical assistance on the transportation provisions of Title II of the ADA.
Toll Free ADA Assistance Line:
Title IV: Telecommunications
The ADA requires the establishment of telephone relay services for individuals who use telecommunications display or similar devices. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforces these regulations and offers technical assistance to the public. The FCC also enforces provisions of the Telecommunications Act which address the accessibility of telecommunications equipment and services, as well as television programming.
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