What federal laws in the U.S. protect the rights of people with disabilities?

DO-IT Factsheet #372

The U.S. Department of Justice's Guide to Disability Rights Laws [1] lists and summarizes the content of key federal legislation to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. It includes information about the Americans with Disabilities Act [2], Telecommunications Act [3], Fair Housing Act [4], Air Carrier Access Act [5], Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act [6], National Voter Registration Act [7], Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act [8], Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [9], Rehabilitation Act [10], and Architectural Barriers Act [11]. It also includes links to additional resources.