Awareness, Advocacy and Action for All

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Fair Housing

Conditions that keep apartments out of reach for the disabled are unacceptable by today’s standards. Since 1991, the Fair Housing Act has required that all new apartments be constructed with minimum accessibility standards. If you or someone you know has encountered barriers or access issues at an apartment or condominium, please tell us about it.

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Mobility

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public buildings to be compliant with regulations. Yet, there are still some across the country that are difficult or impossible for the disabled to maneuver. Know of one? Where?

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Disability Rights

Discrimination against the disabled comes in many forms. From housing to employment and more, we help protect your rights and combat discrimination. Need assistance resolving a problem? We’d like to hear about your experience.

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INDEPENDENT RESEARCH STUDY WORTH $50 Feb 10, 2017

If you have a physical disability and currently reside or occupy an apartment (defined as more than four individual housing units) you could earn a check for $50! AccessAmerica invites members of the disability community to participate in an independent Fair Housing and Accessibility Research Study. Interested candidates must complete an online survey
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Report Violations

Rights violated? Discriminated against?

Report a clear or possible violation to us. Whether it occurred in the workplace, in public facility or in a housing situation, our mission is protecting the rights and opportunities for those with disabilities. From a phone call to assembling a legal team for representation, AccessAmerica has services and resources that can assist. And it’s completely free of charge thanks to private donations.

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Get Assistance Now

If money or legal representation prevents you from acting on discrimination or rights violations, this program provides free financial or legal assistance.
Our volunteers review each and every request and will respond to you within 7 days.

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Creating Global Awareness

Change only occurs through awareness. Unless you or someone close to you lives with a disability, it’s easy to take mobility and access for granted. By creating global awareness, everyone can become an advocate for improving quality of life for all.

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Low Vision Resources

We break down barriers for people with sight challenges. This helpful, and even life-changing group offers resources and support, including advocacy, legal representation and financial assistance to those affected by low vision and blindness.

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Accessibility Evaluators

Join our network of advocates that conducts field research and tests accessibility. Walk public spaces in a disabled person’s shoes. If you suspect ADA violations, documenting and reporting them helps make communities accessible to all.

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