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ADA Title II

Guidance on Providing Accessible Services, Programs, and Activities Offered by DC Government Agencies

The overview of the ADA Title II addresses the obligations placed on the District of Columbia with regards to protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in accessing services, programs, or activities.

What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a Federal law that provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations (such as stores, restaurants, and hotels), employment, state and local government services, and transportation.

What is Title II?

The ADA has five sections or “titles” which each address different areas of the law. Title II of the ADA addresses state and local governments, such as the District of Columbia. Title II protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in accessing services, programs, or activities.

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