Laws and Compliance Standards

Gateway to the federal government's disability-related information and resources.

ADA Compliance and Technical Assistance State Resource Directories Compiled by The National Arts and Disability Center, directories include listings of organizations and agencies that provide technical assistance regarding ADA and the Arts in each state.

ADA Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities This document contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The full text of the ADA statute as well as links to ADA-related resources online.

Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.  The Section 508 standards define the types of technology covered and set forth provisions that establish a minimum level of accessibility.