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Legislation and Laws: Federal Legislation


1) Guide to Disability Rights Laws Provided by the National Council on Disability

The Guide includes the following laws:

  • American with Disabilities Act
  • Telecommunications Act
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act
  • National Voter Registration Act
  • Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
  • Individual with Disabilities Education Act
  • Rehabilitation Act
  • Architectural Barriers Act


2) American with Disabilities Act (ADA)


3) Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Federal Programs-Electronic and Information Technology Access)


4) Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws


5) Telecommunication Act of 1996 (Closed Captioning)

- Closed Captioning Factsheets from FCC

- Accessibility of Emergency Video Programming Factsheets from FCC


6) The Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 (HAC Act)