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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Featured Resources

How to File a Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

How to file a complaint under Title II or III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To file under Title I (employment) see our handout on Employment Discrimination.

Read more about How to File a Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Handouts

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.

Read more about Disability Discrimination in Correctional Facilities.

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

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 disabilities in universities, colleges, and other postsecondary institutions. In Texas, Chapter 121 of the Texas Human Resources Code provides additional protection to people with disabilities.

Note that postsecondary institutions are not covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Read more about Beyond High School: Your Rights at College, Trade School, and More.

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

HEB announced that it provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescription medications through nine of its Austin and San Antonio area retail pharmacies. The ScripTalk labels provide a safe, confidential, and convenient way to access information on prescription labels for individuals who cannot read standard print.

Read more about HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx.

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.