OHSU

Disability Resources

Legal Rights

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.

ADA Amendment Act of 2008 went into effect on January 1, 2009 and redefines who is considered “disabled” under the ADA. Read more about the changes in the law a comparison between the ADA and ADA Amendment Act. 

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for enforcing the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

PEPNet: A national network of regional centers provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families

National Association of the Deaf

Blind and Low Vision

National Federation of the Blind