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State Council for Persons with Disabilities


General Information

This page provides historical information with links to the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Titles I, II, and III Regulations. This page also provides contact information for Delaware’s Statewide ADA Coordinator who handles ADA Title I and Title II complaints for state agencies.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications.

The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA".

View the current text of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA) (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009.

ADA Title I Regulations
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination laws including Title I of the ADA which requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

Title II Regulations
The Department of Justice regulations that implement the ADA for state and local governments.

Title III Regulations
The Department of Justice regulations that implement the ADA for businesses and non-profit service providers.

Delaware Division of Human and Civil Rights

The Division of Human and Civil Rights and the Delaware Human and Civil Rights Commission administer Delaware’s Fair Housing and Equal Accommodations laws. These laws protect you against discrimination in housing and in places that serve the public. The Commission promotes amicable relationships among the State’s various racial, ethnic and cultural groups and works to increase public awareness of civil and human rights in Delaware.

State of Delaware ADA Title I and II Coordinator

For questions about: Title I Issues relating to state employees and Title II issues relating to accessibility and accommodations with State government programs, services, accommodations and activities contact:

Deborah Yancey, PHR/SHRM-CP
ADA Coordinator
Delaware Department of Human Resources
Haslet Armory
122 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. South
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 672-5162
Fax: (302) 622-4123

For additional information on the ADA Title II Grievance Procedure and Grievance Form, please see the Delaware Department of Human Resources, Statewide Americans With Disabilities Act webpage.