Federal Agency Links

The Federal Agencies listed in this area are provided as additional reference and resource material for your benefit. These agencies provide guidance and answers to a variety of issues.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Title I (Employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit the EEOC Web site for information on your employment rights and employer responsibilities under the ADA. Visit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Web site
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Homepage (DOJ)
The U.S. Department of Justice enforces Title II (Public Services provided by state and local government) and Title III (Public Accommodations) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Link to technical assistance publications, status reports, and recent settlement agreements. Information on filing an ADA-related complaint is also available. Visit U.S. Department of Justice Web site
ADA Title II Complaint Form

File a complaint with the US Department of Justice regarding a State or local government entity. To file a complaint visit http://www.ada.gov/t2cmpfrm.htm

ADA Title III Complaint Form

File a complaint with the US Department of Justice regarding a private business (place of public accommodation). To file a complaint visit http://www.ada.gov/t3compfm.htm

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
The U.S. Access Board is the designated federal agency responsible for setting accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Barriers Act and Rehabilitation Act. In addition to their responsibilities to develop accessible guidelines, they are also given authority to enforce the Architectural Barriers Act. Visit their site for updates on rule-making and technical assistance publications. Visit U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board Web site
U.S. Small Business Administration - Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Owned
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers programs and services to veterans or service-disabled veterans to help them get their business started and find government contracting opportunities. Visit Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Owned
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FCC's primary link to telecommunications consumers. The FCC address all types of consumer-related matters - from answering questions and responding to consumer complaints, to distributing consumer education materials and assuring consumer input in their policy making activities. Visit Federal Communications Commission Web site
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
The U.S. Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the U.S. Access Board, develops standards for transportation vehicles, including over-the-road buses, under the ADA. Visit U.S. Department of Transportation Web site
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Federal agency designated to enforce the Fair Housing Act. Visit site for information specific to rights of people with disabilities in residential dwellings. Visit U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Web site
Disability.gov
A Federal government website containing resources across 10 main subject areas - benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation. Visit Disability.gov Web site
U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
The U.S. Department of Education sets the standards and enforces the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. In addition, DOE funds education and vocational rehabilitation services for children with disabilities. Visit U.S. Department of Education Web site
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Information on eligibility for Social Security and listings for your local office. Visit Social Security Administration Web site
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Office for Civil Rights, handles title Sec. 504 & ADA Title II complaints for health and welfare programs, activities and services. Visit U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Web site
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
The Department of the Interior's Office of Civil Rights handles ADA Title II & Sec. 504 complaints for federal parks & recreation programs, activities & services. Visit Web site
Disability Online
The disability online and special initiatives unit of the US Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration is responsible for providing guidance on accessibility issues in One-Stop environments, provide policy guidance in the administration of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and facilitate partnering and collaboration with the WIA partners. Visit The disability online and special initiatives unit of the US Department of Labor's Employment & Training Web site
National Council on Disability (NCD)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. Visit National Council on Disability Web site
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
The U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for administering and enforcing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The department manages and implements the Disability Online. DDWP develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives to address structural, programmatic and systematic employment barriers for people with disabilities and established an Office of Disability Policy (ODEP). Visit U.S. Department of Labor Web site
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Under the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Disability Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policies as well as practices that affect the employment of people with disabilities. Visit Office of Disability Employment Policy Web site
Air Carrier Access Act
The US Department of Transportation Aviation Consumer Protection Division:
  • Receives informal complaints from members of the public regarding aviation consumer issues
  • Verifies compliance with the Department Of Transportation's (DOT) aviation consumer protection requirements
  • Provides guidance to the industry and members of the public on consumer protection matters
  • Makes available to the public information on pertinent consumer matters
To resolve issues on the spot as they occur or in advance of travel, call the DOT's hotline at (800) 778-4838 (voice) or (800) 455-9880 (TTY) from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern time. To have a complaint investigated by DOT, submit complaints by e-mail to airconsumer@ost.dot.gov or by mail to: Aviation Consumer Protection Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. More about Air Carrier Access Act
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for ensuring that employers doing business with the Federal government comply with the laws and regulations requiring nondiscrimination. OFCCP is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration. Visit Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Web site
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Outreach for people with disabilities looking to start their own businesses. Visit Small Business Administration Web site