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.
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. Continue reading How to File a Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
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
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). Continue reading 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. Continue reading HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx
Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Those Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Every day, Texas Justices of the Peace interact with diverse individuals whose lives are being directly impacted by our justice system. Some of these individuals are deaf or hard of hearing. Texas JPs and their court staff play a key role in ensuring equal access to justice for these individuals. This handout provides guidelines to… Continue reading Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Those Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing