TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISABILITY LAWS
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing - The Mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence.
Employment/Public Accommodations/Hate Violence:
Voice - Within California: 1-800-884-1684
Voice - Outside California: 1-916-227-0551
The U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Program - The ADA requires the Department to provide technical assistance to businesses, State and local governments, and individuals with responsibilities and rights under the law.
Toll-Free ADA Information Line -
Disability Access Services - Section serves as a centralized resource for providing public information, training, and technical assistance on FEHA, ADA, and other related disability laws to state entities, agencies, and One-Stop service delivery systems serving persons with disabilities and employers.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) - The leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights - DREDF - founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. DREDF's name was chosen to associate and align with the tradition of other civil rights legal defense funds, starting with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Pacific ADA Center (Region IX) - Provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the ADA and Accessible Electronic and Information Technology.
U.S. Access Board - The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include: Developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology; providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards; enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities.
U.S. Department of Labor, Disability Resources - The federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.
Disability Rights California - an organization that works in partnership with people with disabilities, offers several publications dealing with individuals with disabilities and transportation. For more information see the Disability Rights California website.