Americans With Disabilities Act and Disability Rights

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law mandating equal opportunity and access for individuals with disabilities. Support for concerns related to the ADA can be obtained from the New England ADA Center (
  • File an ADA complaint if you believe that you were discriminated against based on a disability, you can file an ADA complaint against a state government or local government, or against a private business that serves the public.  
  • The Massachusetts Office on Disability provides information on disability-related civil rights and obligations. MOD helps people with disabilities to understand their rights and helps cities, towns, places that serve the public, and state government agencies to understand accessibility obligations.