Civil Rights & Disability Resources
At Ku & Mussman we will always try to assist you. However, sometimes you can also obtain civil rights & disability resources from government or non-profit sources. Below is a listing of numerous helpful entities who may be able to assist you.
**Please note that Ku & Mussman, P.A. is not affiliated with the entities listed below**
Governmental Entities – Civil Rights & Disability Resources
U.S. Department of Justice – The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the ADA through a toll-free ADA Information Line. The Disability Rights Section works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Executive Order 12250. The Section’s enforcement, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance activities, along with an innovative mediation program, provide a multi-faceted and dynamic approach for carrying out this mission. Section activities affect six million businesses and nonprofit agencies, 90,000 units of state and local government, 50 million people with disabilities, and over 100 Federal agencies and commissions in the Executive Branch.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – You may visit the EEOC web page to learn more about filing a charge of employment discrimination at https://www.eeoc.gov/filing-charge-discrimination.
U.S. Department of Transportation – The Departmental Office of Civil Rights (DOCR) enforces civil rights laws and regulations, which prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, equal pay compensation, and reprisal in employment and the provision of government. services.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote civil rights and economic opportunity through housing. FHEO enforces fair housing laws. One of its roles is to investigate complaints of housing discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against in violation of any of these federal fair housing laws, you can file a complaint with FHEO.
U.S. Access Board – The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design – The Department of Justice’s revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) were published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010.
1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design – The Department of Justice published the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) title III regulations, which included the ADA Standards for Accessible Design (1991 Standards), on July 26, 1991.
ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business | PDF – An illustrated guide to help small businesses understand the requirements of the 2010 ADA regulations. (2011).
Non-Profits – Civil Rights & Disability Resources
HOPE Fair Housing Center – Hope works to create greater housing opportunities for all. They want to ensure everyone has the chance to live in the community/home/apartment of their choice free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristics protected under state or local laws. HOPE accomplishes this through education, outreach, enforcement, training, and advocacy.
SportsAbility Alliance – A non-profit entity that enriches lives through accessible, inclusive recreation and active leisure.
ADARA: Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – ADARA promotes and participates in quality human service delivery to people who are deaf and hard of hearing through agencies and individuals. ADARA is a partnership of national organizations, local affiliates, professional sections, and individual members working together to support social services and rehabilitation delivery for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The Disabled Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit entity dedicated to promoting health and security for all disabled veterans and their families, offering assistance with VA benefits claims, housing for veterans experiencing homelessness, employment assistance, mental health resources, substance abuse treatment opportunities, suicide prevention, legal advocate referrals, health coaching and more.
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
American Council of the Blind – The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is comprised of approximately 70 state chapters and special-interest affiliates representing a diverse range of groups within the blind community, including students, families, teachers, attorneys, governmental employees, entrepreneurs, vending stand operators and the LGBTQ community.
The Arc – The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) – The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, District of Columbia, and the territories.
Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) – The Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) is a project of the Applied Computer Technology Department (ACT), of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology and provides retraining workshops to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults already in the national workforce or preparing for employment in the information technology field.