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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 Titles II and III of the ADA

Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability by state and local governments. Title III prohibits discrimination based on disability in public accommodations. Learn how to file a Title II or Title III complaint. Continue reading How to File a Complaint Under Titles II and III of the ADA

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Handouts

Resources for Creating Accessible Communication

A list of resources for government agencies and other organizations on creating accessible communications for people with disabilities. Continue reading Resources for Creating Accessible Communication

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

Students with disabilities that go on to postsecondary education may have questions about admissions, accommodations, disclosing their disability, and more. This handout answers many of the questions that could come up before and during a student’s postsecondary experience. Continue reading Beyond High School: Your Rights at College, Trade School, and More

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Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency

If you are having problems such as inaccessible communications, a shelter that won’t allow your service animal or make other accommodations, or figuring out how to apply for FEMA services, this handout can help you navigate an emergency or disaster in your community. Continue reading Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency

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COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities in College

Disability Rights Texas addresses four situations that college students with disabilities may experience because of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Continue reading COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities in College

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Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Those Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Every day, Texas Justices of the Peace (JPs) interact with diverse individuals whose lives are being directly impacted by our justice system. Some of these individuals are deaf or hard of hearing. This handout provides guidelines to assist Texas JPs in understanding and fulfilling the court’s legal obligation. Continue reading Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Those Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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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. Continue reading Disability Discrimination in Correctional Facilities

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

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Videos

DRTx Legal Tip: Rights and Responsibilities of Service Animal Owners

In this video, a Disability Rights Texas attorney talks about the rights and responsibilities of service animal owners. The video covers the difference between service animals and support animals, where service animals are allowed, and what questions others can ask you about your service animal. Continue reading DRTx Legal Tip: Rights and Responsibilities of Service Animal Owners

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