People with disabilities are entitled, as a matter of law, to fair and equal opportunities in all aspects of life. The Disability Rights Bureau enforces state and federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing and services, including the Environmental Barriers Act. The Bureau also works with Madiganís Health Care Bureau to mediate complaints about assistive technology equipment, whether over a dispute regarding the denial of a refund or replacement of assistive technology.
In addition to the Bureau's enforcement work, the Disability Rights Bureau regularly provides technical assistance and referrals to individuals with disabilities and public and private entities seeking to comply with disability rights laws. The Bureau conducts disability rights training programs for law enforcement, architects, engineers, building code officials and inspectors, judges and court personnel, business owners, disability rights organizations, and other groups upon request.
The Disability Rights Bureau Discrimination Complaint Form, contact information, and resources are provided below.