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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws


Americans with Disabilities Act


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Air Carrier Access Act


Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


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Architectural Barriers Act

Air Carrier Access Act

      The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination in air transportation by air carriers against qualified individuals with physical or mental impairments.  It applies only to air carriers that provide regularly scheduled services for hire to the public. Requirements address a wide range of issues including boarding assistance and certain accessibility features in newly built aircraft and new or altered airport facilities.  People may enforce rights under the Air Carrier Access Act by filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation, or by bringing a lawsuit in Federal court.  For more information or to file a complaint contact:

Departmental Office of Civil Rights
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20590
( 202 ) 366 - 4648 ( voice )
( 202 ) 366 - 8538 ( TDD )

You may also contact:

Aviation Consumer Protection Division, C-75
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20590
( 202 ) 366 - 2220 ( voice )
( 202 ) 755 - 7687 ( TDD )