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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: April 09, 2014

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