Rights of People with Disabilities

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

A detailed explanation of what the law covers.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Find information about voting in your area and report voting issues you encounter.

File a complaint about:
a. Employment,
b. Housing (including issues with apartment buildings, condos, Homeowners Associations and mobile home parks)
c. Airlines
d. Complaint does not involve Employment, Housing, or Airlines

Public and private entities must provide aids and services to facilitate understanding for individuals with disabilities.

What types of places must provide accessible parking spaces, including van spaces? What do accessible parking spaces look like?

Looking for something specific? Search using key terms.

How does AB 925 help find employment for people with disabilities? Is AB 925 an insurance or entitlement program?

CAP was established to improve communication and help resolve issues between clients and vocational rehabilitation/DOR staff and other Rehabilitation Act funded program staff.

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the major laws covering individuals with disabilities, do not affect your employer’s right to prohibit alcohol and illegal drug use at the workplace. Employment rules prohibiting such drug or alcohol use are permissible.

Check out forms, resources and more information about how you can obtain a disabled person parking placard.

Which doors should be accessible? What are the legal requirements?

Where are they allowed and under what conditions?