Disability Issues Committee of the State Bar of Texas: Enhancing access to justice for Texans with disabilities

Online Resources

The Disability Issues Committee has prepared this collection of online resources to help you access more information about disability rights and disability-related programs and services designed to help people with disabilities lead meaningful, independent lives. This collection includes links and resources in the following content areas:

Filing a Complaint

General Information

Disability Law and Policy Research

Employment

Accessibility and Architectural Compliance (including housing)

  • U.S. Access Board - Develops and maintains design criteria for the building environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Architectural Barriers division - Regulates the Texas Architectural Barriers Act (TABA), which mandates design and construction requirements that promote essential accessibility for Texans with disabilities
  • Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST - An initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements:

Education

Housing Discrimination

Child and Youth

Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities

Employment Opportunities and Disability Rights for Law Students and Attorneys

  • ILRU - Employment opportunities at disability-related state and federal agencies and independent living centers