The mission of the Department is to:
Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
U.S. Department of Transportation
(Write name of specific DOT administration)
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Voice: (866) 377-8642
TTY: (800) 877-8339
Mission: The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Voice: (800) 872-2253
TTY: (800) 993-2822
Fax: (202) 272-0081
ED's mission is to: Strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual; Supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
Encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs; Promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;
Improve the coordination of Federal education programs; Improve the management of Federal education activities; and Increase the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships--particularly with faith-based and community organizations--that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.
451 7th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20410
Voice: (202) 708-1112
TTY: (202) 708-1455
The U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for enforcement of Title II and Title III of the ADA and adopts the Accessibility Standards for enforcement under the ADA. Visit the site to access a copy of the currently enforced accessibility standards under the ADA.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, D.C. 20530
Voice: (800) 514-0301
TTY: (800) 514-0383
Fax: (202) 307-1198
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Voice: (866) 487-2365
TTY: (877) 889-5627
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Title I (Employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit the EEOC site for information on your employment rights and employer responsibilities under the ADA.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
Voice: (800) 669-4000
TTY: (800) 669-6820
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) is dedicated to promoting the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.
The mission is addressed by conducting research and disseminating information about disability to academicians, policymakers, businesses, government agencies, service providers and the general public. The IDHD also provides an extensive array of clinical and community service activities and, through the Department of Disability and Human Development and other academic departments, offers interdisciplinary pre-service training. The values of cultural diversity, consumer choice and self-determination are emphasized across the life span in all training, public service, and research activities of the IDHD.
640 W. Roosevelt Road MC 626
Chicago, IL 60608
Voice: (312) 413-8833
The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) is to work with communities to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education, and service. IIDC is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)for Indiana.
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
2853 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-2696
Voice: (812) 855-6508
Fax: (812) 855-9630
Our mission at DDI is to contribute to the development of inclusive communities and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through a culturally sensitive statewide program of interdisciplinary education, community support and services, research and dissemination of information. We offer the following: education to individuals, professionals, paraprofessionals, parents and persons with disabilities; support to communities, systems and service providers; evaluation of programs and services; research on disability issues; information that contributes to training and application of knowledge. DDI is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Michigan.
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Wayne State University
4809 Woodward Avenue, Suite 268
Detroit, MI 48202
Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) improves policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice. Rather than providing direct services itself, the Institute works with community service providers, school districts, advocacy and self-advocacy organizations, policymakers, and researchers around the world to provide state-of-the-art information and practices that support the community integration of individuals with disabilities.ICI is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Minnesota.
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
102 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
Voice: (612) 624-6300
The University of Cincinnati (UC) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is one of 67 programs in the US serving as a resource for those involved in education, research and service who are working to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities.
Scientific discovery is the mission of the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center—discovering why child development goes awry, discovering ways to prevent developmental disabilities, discovering treatments and interventions—so that children and adults with disabilities can live, learn, work, and enjoy their lives with their families and friends in their own communities. IDDRC is the federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Wisconsin.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2280
Usablenet Assistive (UA) is an end-to-end web accessibility platform designed to help a company immediately and comprehensively improve web accessibility, compliance, and support for people with disabilities including users of assistive technologies, for example, blind people using screen-reading devices.
Usablenet Assistive creates a dynamically generated, text-only, and accessible (compliant with standards such as ADA, Section 508, W3C, etc) view of a company’s entire web site and services. UA is not a ‘second’ site, but instead creates a dynamic accessible view of the main site that always reflects the most up-to-date content and services. As the main site changes constantly (in the way of enterprise web sites), each and every change is dynamically reflected in the accessible view created by the UA platform.
101 Avenue of the Americas - Suite 1204
New York, NY 10013, USA
The USERRA Advisor is designed to help you learn more about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). A series of questions has been developed for employees and employers.
Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210
Voice: (866) 487-2365
TTY: (877) 889-5627
Contact us at
Great Lakes ADA Center (MC 728)
1640 W. Roosevelt Road · Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)
or (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(312) 767-0377 (Video Phone)
(312) 413-1856 (Fax)
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0091-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this page do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.