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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Discrimination / ADA Rights

Man in wheelchair in grocery store reaching for items on a shelfBusinesses

The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by public accommodations, which are private businesses open to the public.


Man in wheelchair working at construction siteEmployment

Job applicants and employees with disabilities are protected by the ADA.


girl in wheelchair on accessible playground Government Services

Under the ADA, state and local governments must not discriminate against people with disabilities.


Man with crutches graduating and wearing cap and gownHigher Education

Federal law provides protections for higher education students with disabilities.


Man and dog in front of ramp leading to houseHousing

Federal laws protect the rights of people with disabilities to be treated fairly when they rent and buy housing.


Man in a wheelchair boarding a busTransportation

The ADA provides rights to people with disabilities seeking access to public and private transportation.


Last updated: October 04, 2022

This website is made possible by funding support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, both the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of Equip for Equality and do not necessarily represent the official view of any of these agencies.

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