Our agency helps ensure that people with disabilities have full access to private businesses and to government facilities, programs and services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Working to remove architectural barriers and improve mobility
  • Ensuring that necessary aids and services are provided for people with communication disabilities, such as sign language interpreters for people with deafness and Braille text for people with visual impairments
  • Advocating to modify policies so that persons with disabilities have equal access

These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

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Publications

HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx

(February 23, 2017) HEB announced that it now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescription medications through nine of its Austin and San Antonio area retail pharmacies.Today’s announcement is the result of collaboration between HEB, American Council of the Blind of Texas, and Disability Rights Texas (DRTx). HEB will continue to work with Disability Rights

Disability Discrimination in Correctional Facilities

This handout provides information about possible agencies, complaint procedures and deadlines that often apply when a person with a disability has a complaint against a prison, jail or juvenile justice facility.

Beyond High School: Your Rights at College, Trade School, and More

Now that you are out of high school, your rights in post secondary education settings are not covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are the two main laws that protect the rights of people with

Videos

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Your Rights at College

Watch DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Your Rights at College.

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Rights and Responsibilities of Service Animal Owners

Watch DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Rights and Responsibilities of Service Animal Owners.