Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

U.S. Department of Justice

Federal government website regarding the protections provided by, implementation of, and enforcement of the primary law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.

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Disability Rights Section

Department of Justice

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).

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Disability Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC site outlining the different types of disability discrimination.

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U.S. Government

Federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.

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Disability and Health

World Health Organization

Fact sheet providing key facts about disability and barriers to healthcare.

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

United Nations

A U.N. convention to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

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Benefits for People with Disabilities

Social Security

Describes the various federal assistance programs for people with disabilities.

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National Council on Disability

Website for the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency focused on disability leadership policy.

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White House

Outlines the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen protections against disability-based discrimination, increase accessibility, expand employment opportunities, and increase financial independence for people with disabilities.

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Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD)

Harvard Law School

The central mission of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) is to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Health Law as Disability Rights Law

Minnesota Law Review
Jessica R. Roberts

Law review article explaining that people with disabilities have so far enjoyed two distinct, mutually exclusive areas of substantive legal protection: those designed to provide benefits and care (health paradigm) and those designed to achieve equality (civil rights paradigm), and arguing that the Affordable Care Act bridges this schism.

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