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2016 Presidential Election Information For Citizens with Disabilities


Guide to Legal and Constitutional Rights
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The purpose of this guide prepared by NHU staff is to assist individuals in becoming more informed about the laws and their rights as defined by disability legislation.


Guide to Legislation and the Law
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The purpose of this guide prepared by NHU staff is to assist individuals in becoming more informed about the legislative process and how to obtain information from elected representatives.

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Check out our 2015-2016 Voting Guide for Wisconsin Citizens with Disabilities

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Links to Publications by Others


New Sign ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments

This Tool Kit has been designed to help communities better understand the issues involved in providing equal access for people with disabilities. This Tool Kit will discuss:

  • how to survey facilities and identify common architectural barriers for people with disabilities;
  • how to identify red flags indicating that their programs, services, activities, and facilities may have common ADA compliance problems; and
  • how to remove the barriers and fix common ADA compliance problems they identify.

    The Tool Kit will be released in installments to help state and local officials begin to set up an “accessibility audit.”


    Disability Rights Laws: Resources

    This guide is prepared by the National Council on Disability and the National Urban League, provides a summary of federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities and gives a link to each law. Also see the original source for this information at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) listed below. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you or your family and friends, please contact the agencies and organizations listed under the categories such as Civil Rights, Education, Employment, Financial Assistance, Health Care, Housing, Independent Living, Technology, Transportation, Youth Perspectives and more.


    Guide to Disability Rights Laws

    Provided by the US Department of Justice, this guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Included in this guide are the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act, among others.


    Self-Advocacy Guides

    Arizona Center for Disability Law offers several self-advocacy guides covering different disability-related legal issues free of charge. The guides cover such issues as assistive technology, employment, fair housing, health care, special education, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more. These guides are not a substitute for legal advice, but may provide you with valuable information to assist you in advocating for yourself. Many of the guides are currently available on-line in PDF format. If there are guides you are interested in receiving that are not on-line, they can e-mail them to you. Please request the guide by its corresponding number (as shown on their website) and specify which format works best for you (Wordperfect, Word, HTML). For more information, please Contact the Center.

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