Other Disability Laws
The source of this information is the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights section- booklet, A Guide to Disability Rights Laws, May 2002.
- Fair Housing Act
- The Air Carrier Access Act
- Voting Accessibility for the Elderly & Handicapped Act
- National Voter Registration Act
- Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- The Rehabilitation Act
- The Architectural Barriers Act
The Fair Housing Act, as amended in 1988, prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin. Its coverage includes private housing, housing that receives federal financial assistance and state and local government housing. For more information on the Fair Housing Act, please call, 1-202-708-2333 or 1-202-401-1247 TTY.
The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination in air transportation by domestic and foreign air carriers. For more information on the Air Carrier Access Act, please call 1-202-366-2220 or 1-202-366-0511 TTY.
The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 generally requires polling places across the United States to be physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information on the Elderly and Handicapped Act, please call 800-253-3931 - voice and TTY.
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 increases the historically low registration rates of minorities and persons with disabilities that have resulted from discrimination. For more information on the National Voter Registration Act, please call 1-800-253-3931 - voice and TTY.
The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act authorizes the U.S. Attorney General to investigate conditions of confinement at state and local government. For more information on the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, please call 1-202-514-6255 - voice and TTY.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act require a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment in public schools for all eligible children with disabilities appropriate. For more information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, please call 1-202-205-5507 - voice and TTY.
The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors. For more information on the Rehabilitation Act, please call 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 TTY.
The Architectural Barriers Act requires buildings and facilities are designed, constructed, or altered with federal funds, or leased by a federal agency, comply with federal standards for physical accessibility. For more information on the Architectural Barriers Act, please call 800-949- 4232, 800-872-2253, 800-993-2822 TTY or visit the Americans with Disabilities Act National Network website.
Visibility is a new concept in housing design that provides access to homes for neighbors and relatives who have a disability. For more information, please call 1-716-829-3485, ext. 329, 1-877-237-4219, ext. 336 TTY or visit the University of Buffalo website.