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Disability Rights Section of the US Department of Justice


Description:

Description of the section from the Disability Rights section of the Civil Rights Section of the Department of Justice website:

"The primary goal of the Disability Rights Section is to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this goal a reality. The Section's enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with an innovative mediation program and a technical assistance grant program, provide a cost-effective and dynamic approach for carrying out the ADA's mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250.

Section activities affect six million businesses and non-profit agencies, 80,000 units of state and local government, 49 million people with disabilities, and over 100 Federal agencies and commissions in the Executive Branch."

-Taken from the United States Disability Rights Section Home Page viewed on 7/29/10 (www.justice.gov/crt/drs/drshome.php)


Contact Info:
Organization:U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section - NYA
Address:950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
  
Phone:(202) 307-0663
Fax:(202) 307-1197
  

Web Links

http://www.ada.gov/index.html
Home page for the Disability Rights Section

http://www.ada.gov/contact_drs.htm
Contact Information for the section


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