AT Laws

These lessons will provide information about the laws that are in place to help ensure Assistive Technology tools and services are available to individuals with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Public Law 110-325

Access to employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunication

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

P.L. 94-142

Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for all children; EI (0-3 years old) & School-Age (3-21); IEP

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

29 U.S.C. § 794d

Federal agencies must make electronic & information technology accessible including electronic texts, websites, and videos


Assistive Technology Act of 1998

Public Law 105-394 [29 USC 2201]

Each state receives federal funding in order to promote awareness and access to AT

Chafee Amendment

Copyright Law Amendment, 1996: PL 104-197

How individuals with print disabilities can access printed materials

Additional Resources