Use the following links to receive information: (These links will take you out of the Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns' web page)
Department of Justice (DOJ) - Americans with Disabilities Home Page
Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division - concerning Title II and III of the ADA
ADA documents and questions 1.800.514.0301 (voice) 1.800.514.0383 (TDD)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - The EEOC is the federal agency responsible for enforcing Title I of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, or religion; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
US EEOC Oklahoma City Office
215 Dean A. McGee Ave, 5th floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
800 699-6820 (TTY)
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) - Is authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor.
Additional great resources, guidelines, and rules
ADA and other Federal Laws Protecting Voters Rights- Voting is one of our nation’s most fundamental rights and a hallmark of our democracy. Yet for too long, many people with disabilities have been excluded from this core aspect of citizenship. People with intellectual or mental health disabilities have been prevented from voting because of prejudicial assumptions about their capabilities. People who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, such as walkers, have been unable to enter the polling place to cast their ballot because there was no ramp. People who are blind or have low vision could not cast their vote because the ballot was completely inaccessible to them.
ADA Small Business Primer - Your business, like all others, has formal and informal policies, practices, and procedures that keep it running smoothly. However, sometimes your policies or procedures can inadvertently make it difficult or impossible for a customer with a disability to access your goods and services. That is why the ADA requires businesses to make “reasonable modifications” to their usual ways of doing things when serving people with disabilities. Most modifications involve only minor adjustments in policies. For example, a day care center that has two scheduled snack times must modify this policy to allow a child with diabetes to bring food for an extra snack if necessary. A clothing store must modify a policy of permitting only one person at a time in a dressing room for a person with a disability who is shopping with a companion and needs the companion’s assistance to try on clothes. Anything that would result in a “fundament alteration” —a change in the essential nature of your business—is not required. For example, a clothing store is not required to provide dressing assistance for a customer with a disability if this is not a service provided to other customers. This primer is an excellent resource for business owners.
ADA Coordinator Requirements - you will learn about administrative requirements of Title II of the ADA, including the mandates to designate an ADA coordinator, give notice about the ADA's requirements, and establish a grievance procedure.
ADA Public Facility Checklist- Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. The goal is to afford every individual the opportunity to benefit from our country’s businesses and services, and to afford our businesses and services the opportunity to benefit from the patronage of all Americans.
Access to Medical care Mobility Disabilities - Accessibility of doctors' offices, clinics, and other health care providers is essential in providing medical care to people with disabilities. Due to barriers, individuals with disabilities are less likely to get routine preventative medical care than people without disabilities. Accessibility is not only legally required, it is important medically so that minor problems can be detected and treated before turning into major and possibly life-¬threatening problems.
Outdoor ADA Rules - Accessibility Guidelines by adding scoping and technical requirements for camping facilities, picnic facilities, viewing areas, trails, and beach access routes constructed or altered by or on behalf of federal agencies. The final rule ensures that these facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
Service Animals and National Parks - Rules and regulations concerning service animals in the national park service.
Small Town Governments and the ADA - Small towns offer a variety of essential programs and services that are fundamental to the public and to everyday American life. Although the range of services offered by small towns varies, it is essential that people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in the programs and services that towns offer.
Disability Rights- This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed.
Oklahoma Office of Civil Rights Enforcement - The Office of Civil Rights Enforcement (OCRE) is a division of the Attorney General's Office that has the authority to investigate, conciliate, and litigate complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and age (40 and above) (plus genetic information in employment and familial status in housing).Contact information is 405-521-2039, e-mail is ocre.oag.ok.gov or on the Attorney General's website.
Disability Law Handbook - A detailed publication concerning disability laws, regulations and enforcement.
Disability FAQ Booklet - A booklet covering a variety of subjects with frequently asked questions.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations. 1.800.232.9675
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - receive and investigate complaints of ADA, Section 504, Fair Housing Act of 1988 and Section 109.
1.800.669.9777 or 553.7435 (voice) 1.800.927.9275
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) - concerning public transportation provisions of Title II and III of the ADA.
Questions 1.202.366.1936 (voice) 1.202.366.0748 (TDD)
Complaints 1.202.366.2285 (voice) 1.202.366.0153 (TDD)
Independent Living Research Utilization - a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. 1.800.949.4232 (voice and TDD)
Accessible Temporary Events - A Planning Guide - This book includes information on how to plan, promote, and provide accessible temporary events such as fairs, festivals, exhibits, concerts, races, tournaments, shows, and rallies. The guide addresses temporary parking locations, portable toilets, signage, and sound amplification systems as well as issues from Disability Awareness to Advanced Planning, Access to the Site, Participating in the Event, Service and Support Facilities as well as Resources available in the community to assist with accessibility.
Accessibility References - A good start on barriers and removal.
Adjust Doors for Access
ADA Post Construction Checklist
Title III Highlights (Barrier Removal)
Federal Department of Education
Oklahoma Department of Education
Oklahoma Disability Law Center