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The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include:
For guidance on design requirements applicable to housing covered by the ADA, or to federally funded housing subject to the Architectural Barriers Act, contact the Board at (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail), or visit their website.
developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology
providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards
enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a section for people with disabilities. It provides frequently requested information from the Fair Housing Act, includes related
resources on the web, and U. S. Government TTY/TDD Directory.
Department of Revenue offers the "Circuit Breaker" tax relief program, which is designed to protect the assets of low-income senior and disabled residents who cannot afford the burden of property taxes, whether paid directly or indirectly in the form of increased rent or nursing home charges. To learn more about this program and eligibility criteria, call (800) 624-2459 (Voice) or (800) 544-5304 (TDD).
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) offers a comprehensive informational website that outlines their programs and services offered to people with disabilities and others in need of assistance. They offer a very comprehensive discussion of the types of housing and care environments available to people with disabilities. They are an excellent resource for researching assisted living options.
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