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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 disabilities in such institutions. In Texas, Chapter 121 of the Texas Human Resources Code provides additional protection to people with disabilities.
PDF: Beyond High School: Your Rights at College, Trade School, and More ()
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.
PDF: Disability Discrimination in Correctional Facilities (279KB)
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 Texas and American Council of the Blind of Texas on expanding this service.
PDF: HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx (157KB)
ADA Home Page – Information and Technical Assistance with the ADA
Information and Technical Assistance with the ADA
ADA Home Page
ADA Service Animal Guide
A guide from the ADA National Network website that provides an overview of how major Federal civil rights laws govern the rights of a person requiring a service animal. These laws, as well as instructions on how to file a complaint, are listed in the last section of this publication. Many states also have laws that provide a different definition of service animal. You should check your state’s law and follow the law that offers the most protection for service animals. The document discusses service animals in a number of different settings as the rules and allowances related to access with service animals will vary according to the law applied and the setting.
ADA Guide to Service Animals and the Law
DOJ Guidance on Service Animals and the ADA
A publication from the U.S. Department of Justice providing guidance on the term “service animal" and the service animal provisions in the Department’s revised regulations. Beginning on March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.
Service Animals and the ADA
Effective Communication with People who have Low Vision, Hearing, or Speech Disabilities
Provides guidance on the 2010 regulations provisions relating to communicating effectively with people who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities.
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Information about preparing for an emergency from the American Red Cross.
The Rights of People with HIV/AIDS
Explains the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS regarding employment, access, housing, and healthcare.
Protecting the rights of people with HIV/AIDS