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State Council for Persons with Disabilities



This page provides website and contact information for agencies who help people with disabilities. All agencies help to ensure that people with disabilities are able to use public facilities and get or remain employed while living independently in the community.

Brief descriptions of the services provided are included beneath each agencies name. Delaware agencies include the Architectural Accessibility Board, Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Affairs, Office of Discrimination, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Division for the Visually Impaired, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The regional agency provides information on the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center of which Delaware is a part. Federal agencies include the ADA National Network, Disability in America, Federal ADA and Disability Resources, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U. S. Access Board, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U. S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, U. S. Department of Labor, U. S. Department of Transportation, and the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The State Council for Persons with Disabilities does not accept solicitations for additions to this page.


Architectural Accessibility Board

The Architectural Accessibility Board reviews plans to ensure that individuals with disabilities can use public facilities with the maximum of safety and independence by providing for the implementation of standards for the elimination of architectural barriers. Jennifer Lieber as the Chief Administrator is responsible for carrying out the daily activities of the Board. Logistically, the AAB is administered from within the Office of Management and Budget, Division of Facilities Management. Contact Ms. Lieber at: (302) 739-5644.

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)

The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative connects Delawareans who have disabilities with the tools they need in order to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently. DATI operates Assistive Technology Resource Centers that offer training as well as no-cost equipment loans and demonstrations. Contact DATI by phone at: (302) 831-0354 or (800) 870-DATI, by (Voice/TDD) (302) 831-0354, or by visiting their website by clicking on the "Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative" link above.

Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Affairs, Office of Discrimination

The Office of Anti-Discrimination. enforces laws against employment discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age (40 or older), marital status or genetic information. You can view these laws by clicking on the link for 19 Del. C., Chapter 7. Contact the Office of Anti-Discrimination by phone: (302) 761-8200; or view their website by clicking on the “office of Anti-Discrimination" link above.

Division of Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion houses the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer while the Office of EEO and Diversity houses the State’s EEO Manager within the Department of Human Resources providing guidance to State agencies regarding Executive Order 8. The Office of EEO and Diversity’s mission is to actively strive for a more diverse work environment, express sensitivity toward the needs of others, and increase cultural diversity among state employees as outlined in Executive Order 8. Contact the Division by phone at (302) 577-8700 or visit their website by clicking on the "Division of Diversity and Inclusion" link above.

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. You can file a discrimination complaint with this agency.

Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI)

The Division for the Visually Impaired utilizes education, outreach, training and technology, to works to strengthen the capacity of their agency, consumers and the community so that those who are blind and visually impaired may become and/or remain, employed, independent and self-sufficient. Contact DVI by voice: (302) 255-9800, or or Central Intake Coordinator: (302) 255-9848, or visit their website by clicking on the "Division for the Visually Impaired" link above.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. They provide people who want to work with access to the best resources for training, support and career placement services. DVR is a partner in helping job seekers develop skill sets to find employment. Contact DVR by phone at: (302) 761-8275 or visit their website by clicking on the "Division of Vocational Rehabilitation" above.


ADA National Network

The ADA National NetworkADAFact Sheets" on numerous topics that are available as webpages and PDF files with many also available in Spanish.

Many federal agencies issue regulations, provide technical assistance and enforce different sections of the A-D-A. For example the Department of Justice is responsible for Title II, which applies to state and local governments, and Title III, which applies to businesses and non-profit organizations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission handles all things related to the ADA and employment. Below is a list of the relevant federal agencies.

Video description of what the ADA National Network is all about.

Disability in America

People with disabilities constitute the nation's largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time. Learn more about "Disability in America" suffering physical, emotional and mental disabilities.
Learn about the: Masters in Special Education Program.

Federal ADA and Disability Resources

Federal ADA and Disability Resources are also available on the Federal ADA Resource page.

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: (888) 225-5322
TTY: (888) 835-5322
ASL Videophone: (844) 432-2275
Fax: (866) 418-0232
File a Complaint
Contact FCC

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA supports citizens and first responders in preparing for, protecting against, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating all hazards.
FEMA Homepage.
Disability and Emergency Management – This external page provides information on the work that FEMA is doing to facilitate accessible emergency management.

U.S. Access Board

The Access Board issues the document that is the basis of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. It provides technical assistance on the Standards by telephone and develops guidelines to the Standards which include helpful illustrations and animations.
Technical Assistance by Phone:
Phone: (800) 872-2253
TTY: (800) 993-2822
Access Board Homepage
Guide to the ADAStandards

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD enforces ADA Title II housing complaints. HUD develops and enforces two "companion" housing laws. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Act.
HUD Homepage
Disability rights in housing
File a complaint with HUD

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division

United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division ADA information is available on their website.

The DOJ issues, enforces and provides technical assistance on the ADA regulations governing public accommodations and state and local government services. Technical assistance is provided by telephone and by web-based material on Title II and III issues such as service animals, polling places, accessible websites and emergency preparedness.
DOJ Homepage
Phone: (800) 514-0301
TTY: (800) 514-0383
DOJ Technical Assistance Materials
File a complaint with DOJ

U.S. Department of Labor

Two agencies within the Department of Labor enforce portions of the A-D-A. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has coordinating authority under the employment-related provisions of the A-D-A. The OFCCP also regulates Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities, and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain workers with disabilities. The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides publications and other technical assistance on the basic requirements of the A-D-A. It does not enforce any part of the law.

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

The D-O-T issues and enforces the ADA transportation regulations. Most of the ADA provisions fall under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure nondiscriminatory provision of public transit services.
Civil Rights/ADA
Federal Transportation Administration
Guidance on the ADA and Transportation
File a complaint with F-T-A

Other divisions of DOT that have ADA obligations include:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC issues, enforces and provides technical assistance on the ADA Title I employment regulations. Technical assistance is provided by web-based material on many ADA subjects such as reasonable accommodation, pre-employment inquiries, performance standards and employee medical exams.
EEOC Homepage
EEOC Disability – Related Resources
Filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC


Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center website provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV). They offer ADA information for Employers, Individuals with Disabilities, Telecommunications, Retail /Services, Facility / Building Access, Service Animals, Workshops, Webinars, and Trainings, ADA Resource Networks, Publications, and ADA News.

Contact them toll free at: (800) 949-4232 V/TTY (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV) or locally in Rockville, MD at: (301) 217-0124 V/TTY or visit their website by clicking on the "Mid-Atlantic ADA Center" link above.