Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
Disability Discrimination in Public and Private Schools
Students and school applicants with disabilities are protected against disability-based discrimination, and have a right to reasonable accommodations, under federal and state law.
Your Rights! People with Disabilities and Law Enforcement
Many people with disabilities are hurt or killed by police. Disability Rights California fights to end police contact with people with disabilities and expand services in the community that keep people safe.
Discrimination Fact Sheet: Testing and Licensing Accommodations
The Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal laws prohibit disability-based discrimination by any private, state, or local government entity that offers examinations related to applications, licensing, or professional certification.
Tort Claims - Filing Claims Against Public Entities Under the California Tort Claims Act
If you think you were hurt and want to file a personal injury lawsuit, you may need to file a tort claim first.
Discrimination Fact Sheet: Public Transportation
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability-based discrimination by public transportation services. Public transportation services include fixed route systems such as city busses and light rails.
Discrimination Fact Sheet: Paratransit
Paratransit is a transportation service for individuals with disabilities who are unable to use public transportation services. Public transportation agencies are required, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide paratransit services.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Government Agencies and Other Public Entities
Consumer Information for Complaints about Health Care Professionals, Facilities, and Programs
Sometimes, you may need to complain about health care providers, programs, facilities, or services. This pub has lists of agencies in charge of dealing with your complaint. It has a list of advocacy groups that can help you. It tells you where to find out more about your right to complain.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: State and Local Government Employees
The law requires state and local government employers to accommodate your disability. This publication gives you a sample letter to ask for one. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your state or local employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Federal Government Employees
The law requires federal employers to accommodate your disability. This pub gives you a sample letter to ask for one. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your federal employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities under the ADA and other Civil Rights Laws
This pub explains the rights people with disabilities have to get health care. They include equal access to medical facilities and services. The law says, people with disabilities must be treated the same as everyone else.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Access to California State Courts
Federal and state laws prohibit disability-based discrimination by state courts and require the courts to provide people with disabilities reasonable accommodations they need to fully participate in the court system.
Access to and Amendment of Health Records
This pub talks about how you can adjust your patient records. You can take someone with you when you go in to modify anything in the records. This pub also talks about certain things that cannot be changed in your patient records.
Summary of Disability Rights California’s Authority under state and federal law
The law says DRC can go into places where people with disabilities live. We can investigate abuse and neglect, train people and make sure the place is treating people right. This pub explains the law that lets DRC do this.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Business and Other “Public Accommodations”
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Employment
Federal and state law require employers to accommodate your disability. This publication gives you a sample letter to ask for an accommodation. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
Fact Sheet: Service Animals in Business and Public Spaces
You cannot bring emotional support animals into businesses or public places. You can bring service animals to those places. This pub tells you how to know if your animal is a service animal. If a business does not let you have your service animal, this pub tells you what you can do to keep your animal with you.