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Instruction Curriculum:
Disability Rights Laws

This curriculum provides an overview of the major disability rights laws and their relationship to the Fair Housing Act. It imparts to participants critical information regarding the application of multiple accessibility standards, as well as special issues involved in access requirements.

Time to Complete: 90 minutes

What is Covered?

  • Detailed history and coverage of key laws addressing disability rights and accessibility, including the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and more
  • Relationship of other disability rights laws to the Fair Housing Act

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone with an interest in the disability rights laws
  • Attorneys
  • Developers and Builders
  • Disability and Housing Advocates
  • Enforcement Officials
  • Property Owners and Managers

How Will You Benefit? You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the key laws that protect people with disabilities and who is covered by those laws
  • Expand your knowledge of the standard or standards for accessibility that have been adopted for each law
  • Develop an awareness of the concepts of reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications and their relationship to accessibility
  • Maximize your understanding of the application of multiple standards to the same property
  • Obtain resources to aid you in compliance

PDF available for downloadDisability Rights Laws (PDF, 6162K)

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST has been contracted by HUD to provide information, materials, and technical assistance to all relevant stakeholders about the accessibility design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988. However, Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is not responsible for enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The information, materials, and technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance and are neither a determination of legal responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the Fair Housing Act.