California’s protection & advocacy system
For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA
or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.
Adopted 4/22/1995, Amended 12/10/2011, Amended 3/7/2015, Amended 12/15/2016
Historically society has tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities,1 and despite some improvements, such forms of discrimination against individuals with disabilities continue to be a serious and pervasive social problem.
Discrimination against individuals with disabilities persists in such critical areas as employment, housing, public accommodations, education, transportation, communication, recreation, institutionalization, health services, voting and access to public services.
benefits, jobs, and other opportunities.2
People with disabilities are entitled to be free from discrimination.
Disability Rights California is committed to the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all aspects of their daily lives. Disability Rights California is committed to strengthening of civil rights protections for individuals with disabilities and to preventing the repeal or weakening of such laws.
Access: All governmental, public and private commercial buildings must be accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities. Websites and other web-based information must be fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Compliance with Federal and State Laws: Disability Rights California is committed to ensuring compliance with Federal and State civil rights laws and ensuring disability access features are maintained.
Employment: Public and private employers must treat qualified individuals with disabilities the same as they treat non-disabled individuals in hiring, advancement and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, and provide reasonable accommodations when necessary.
Public Accommodations and Facilities: Public accommodations, facilities, places of business, and services must ensure that individuals with disabilities receive equal treatment in the provision of goods, services and all other privileges equal to that provided to the general public.
Transportation: Public and private transportation agencies must ensure that transportation services are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
LEGISLATION & PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT
1831 K Street Sacramento, CA 95811
916-504-5800 Fax 916-504-5802