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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.

Download 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.

Download PDF: Disability Discrimination in Correctional Facilities (279KB)

Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This resource informs Justices of the Peace in Texas about the court's legal obligation to provide certified sign language interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Download PDF: Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (626KB)

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.

Download PDF: HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx (157KB)

How to File a Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Guide to filing a complaint under the ADA.

Download PDF: How to File a Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (380KB)

Helpful Links

ADA and Childcare Centers

ADA and Childcare Centers

ADA Home Page – Information and Technical Assistance with the ADA

Information and Technical Assistance with the ADA

ADA Home Page

ADA Requirements Regarding Use of Wheelchair and Mobility Aids

Provides guidance on the Department's 2010 regulations regarding the use of wheelchairs and mobility aids, as well as other types of less-traditional powered mobility devices.

ADA Requirements: Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices

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

Commonly Asked Questions About the ADA and Law Enforcement

Commonly Asked Questions About the ADA and Law Enforcement

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

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

A brief video about your rights and responsibilities as a service animal owner.

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Rights of Service Animal Owners

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Your Rights at College

A brief video to help you understand your rights as a person with a disability at college and in other post-secondary education programs.

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Your Rights at College

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.

Effective Communication

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Information about preparing for an emergency from the American Red Cross.

Emergency Preparedness

Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice information

Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

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
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