Employment Title I requires employers, including religious entities, with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from a full range of employment-related opportunities available to others. For more information on Title I, please call 800-669-4000 or 800-669-6820 TTY.
Employment Title II requires state and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities including:
- Health care
- Public education
- Social services
- Town meetings
State and local governments are required to follow specific architectural standards in the new construction and alteration of their buildings. They must also relocate programs or otherwise provide access in inaccessible older buildings, and communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II public transportation authorities may not discriminate against people with disabilities in the provision of their services. For more information on Title II, please call 1-888-446-4511, 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 TTY.
Public Accommodation Title III requires businesses and nonprofit service providers to make available public accommodations that comply with basic nondiscrimination requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment. They also must:
- Comply with specific requirements related to architectural standards for new and altered buildings
- Make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures
- Have effective communication with people with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities
- Make other access requirements
Additionally, public accommodations must remove barriers in existing buildings where it is easy to do so without much difficulty or expense, given the public accommodation’s resources. For more information on Title III, please call 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 TTY.
Title IV telecommunications relay services, which was amended 1996, addresses telephone and television access for people with hearing and speech disabilities. Title IV also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements. For more information, please call 1-888-225-5322 or 1- 888-835-5322 TTY.