ADA INFORMATION SERVICES

 

Revised April 1999


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This list contains the telephone numbers and Internet addresses of federal agencies and other organizations that provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and informal guidance in understanding and complying with different provisions of the ADA.

Department of Justice offers technical assistance on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and other ADA provisions applying to businesses, non-profit service agencies, and state and local government programs; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.

ADA Information Line for documents, questions, and referrals

800-514-0301 (voice)
800-514-0383 (TDD)

Internet address (ADA Home Page)

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.

Employment - questions

800-669-4000 (voice)
800-669-6820 (TDD)


Employment - documents

800-669-3362 (voice)
800-800-3302 (TDD)


Internet address

http://www.eeoc.gov

Department of Transportation offers technical assistance on ADA provisions applying to public transportation.

ADA Assistance Line for information, questions and complaints

888-446-4511(voice)
TDD: use relay service
202-366-2285 (voice)
202-366-0153 (TDD)

Transportation - documents and questions

202-366-1656 (voice)
TDD: use relay service

Transportation - legal questions

202-366-4011 (voice)
TDD: use relay service

Internet address

http://www.fta.dot.gov

 

Federal Communications Commission offers technical assistance on ADA telephone relay service requirements.

Relay service Directory

202-857-3800 (voice)
202-293-8810 (TDD)


Relay service - questions

202-418-0976 (voice)
202-418-0484 (TDD)


Internet address

http://www.fcc.gov/dtf/dfthome.html

 

Access Board (or Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

Documents and questions

800-872-2253 (voice)
800-993-2822 (TDD)


Electronic bulletin board

202-272-5448


Internet address

http://www.access-board.gov

 

Department of Education funds ten regional centers to provide technical assistance on the ADA.

Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

800-949-4232 (voice/TDD)


Internet address

http://www.adata.org

 

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities answers employment questions and funds the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), which provides advice on accommodating employees with disabilities.

Employment questions

202-376-6200 (voice)
202-376-6205 (TDD)


Internet address

http://www.pcepd.gov


Job Accommodation Network

800-526-7234 (voice/TDD)


Internet address

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/english/homeus.htm

 

Internal Revenue Service provides information about tax code provisions including tax credits (section 44) and deductions (section 190) that can assist businesses in complying with the ADA.

Tax code - information

800-829-1040 (voice)
800-829-4059 (TDD)


Tax code - legal questions

202-622-3110 (voice)
TDD: use relay service


To order Publications 535 and 334

800-829-3676 (voice)
800-829-4059 (TDD)

 

Internet address

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov

 

DREDF ADA Hotline is funded by the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance on the ADA.

ADA questions and publications

800-466-4232 (voice/TDD)

 

Project ACTION is funded by the Department of Transportation to provide ADA information and publications on making transportation accessible.

Transportation information and publications

800-659-6428 (voice)
TDD: use relay service
202-347-3066 (voice)
202-347-7385 (TDD)


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OTHER LAWS OF INTEREST

 

Other federal laws prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities in housing, air transportation, and access to federal facilities and post offices. Telephone numbers for obtaining assistance in understanding and complying with these laws are listed here.

Fair Housing Act: for questions or publications call Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Fair Housing Accessibility Questions

202-708-2333 (voice)
202-708-4112 (TDD)

Fair Housing Publications

800-767-7468 (voice)
TDD: use relay service

 

Air Carrier Access Act: for questions pertaining to air transportation, call Department of Transportation:

Office for Civil Rights

202-366-4648 (voice)
202-366-8538 (TDD)

Aviation Consumer Protection Division

202-366-2220 (voice)
202-755-7687 (TDD)

 

Architectural Barriers Act: for questions pertaining to access to federal facilities and post offices, call the Access Board, listed on page one.

 

 

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Last Revised April 15, 1999