Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

Oklahoma DRS and ABLE Tech offer a number of fact sheets that provide overviews of the laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities here.

The Southwest ADA Center, a program of ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization), is located in Houston and offers publications and resources related to disability law: 
ADA Publications  |  Useful Resources