Skip to main content
Accessibility  |  About  |  Contact  |  Privacy  |  Terms

ADA Title II: State and Local Government

  • Published: 2009-01-04 (Revised/Updated 2014-04-29) : U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Synopsis: ADA Title II covers all activities of State and local governments regardless of the government entities size or receipt of Federal funding.

Main Document

Quote: "Complaints of title II violations may be filed with the Department of Justice within 180 days of the date of discrimination."

Title II requires that State and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities (e.g. public education, employment, transportation, recreation, health care, social services, courts, voting, and town meetings).

State and local governments are required to follow specific architectural standards in the new construction and alteration of their buildings.

They also must relocate programs or otherwise provide access in inaccessible older buildings, and communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities.

Public entities are not required to take actions that would result in undue financial and administrative burdens. They are required to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination, unless they can demonstrate that doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity being provided.

Complaints of title II violations may be filed with the Department of Justice within 180 days of the date of discrimination. In certain situations, cases may be referred to a mediation program sponsored by the Department. The Department may bring a lawsuit where it has investigated a matter and has been unable to resolve violations.

For more information, contact:

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Disability Rights Section - NYAV Washington, D.C. 20530

www.ada.gov

(800) 514-0301 (voice) (800) 514-0383 (TTY)

Title II may also be enforced through private lawsuits in Federal court. It is not necessary to file a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) or any other Federal agency, or to receive a "right-to-sue" letter, before going to court.

Similar Topics

1 - EEOC Sues Work Services, Inc. for Disability Discrimination - EEOC.
2 - Child Welfare Systems Under ADA and Section 504 - Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.
3 - Conference on Independent Living Opening Remarks - USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs (SMO).
4 - U.S. Justice Department: ADA Event Remarks - U.S. Department of Justice.
5 - Court Rules Girl Scouts Covered by Disability Discrimination Law - Equip for Equality.
From our American Disability Act ADA section - Full List (42 Items)

Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.


Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.



1 - A More Complete Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Aggressive Prostate Cancer
2 - U.S. Mortality Rate Improvement Slowed by Rise in Obesity
3 - Delta Introduces Enhanced Requirements for Customers Traveling with Service or Support Animals
4 - Virtual Reality Goes Magnetic with Electronic 'Skin' Sensors



Citation


Disclaimer: This site does not employ and is not overseen by medical professionals. Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.