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Disability Law: Primary Authority

Federal Laws and Regulations

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., is one of the key pieces of legislation that encompasses the rights of those with disabilities.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, codified at 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.

Regulations that govern disability law issues are published in the Code of Federal Regulations. Information on searching the Code of Federal Regulations can be found in our LibGuide on Administrative Law Research.

Oklahoma Laws and Regulations

In Oklahoma, laws for individuals with disabilities are included in the Oklahoma Statutes. Title 25 has the laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing, but there are several other laws under other titles that apply to disability issues. Below are just some of the laws that cover persons with disabilities.

Oklahoma Defective Assistive Device Act, 15 O.S. § 910 et seq., provides protection for people who purchase or lease assistive devices.

Oklahoma Discriminatory Housing Practices, 25 O.S. § 1452 et seq., offers protection in housing for people with disabilities.

Oklahoma Discriminatory Practices in Public Accommodations, 25 O.S. § 1402.

Special Parking Privileges for Physically Disabled Persons, 47 O.S. § 15-111.

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