Disability Rights

Publications

Helpful Links

Services

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Information Line The Department of Justice’s toll-free ADA Information Line, which provides information and materials to the public about the requirements of the ADA.
  • Tennessee Courts ADA Program – Information about ADA in the courts, forms for requesting accommodations, and contacts for your local court’s ADA Coordinator. 
  • Tennessee Disability Coalition – An alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Services include: education and training for the public and service providers about public policy, voting accessibility, employment options, and services for individuals with disabilities.  

Information

  • The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network – A short video explaing the role of the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network.
  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) –  The ADA National Network's overview of the ADA.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – Information about the laws and regulations, design standard, technical assistance publications, and enforcement cases for the ADA. 
  • "ADA Basic Building Blocks"   An introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). 
  • City of Knoxville ADA Coordinator – Responsible for ensuring that all programs, services, and activities of the City of Knoxville are accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities.  
  • Metro Nashville ADA Compliance Division – Responsible for ensuring that all programs, services, and activities of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County are accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities.  They may be reached by email at ContactADA@Nashville.gov or by phone at 615-862-8744.
  • ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments on Title II of the ADA  Provides general guidance to assist State and local governments in understanding and complying with the ADA's requirements. 
  • A COMPARISON of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504  Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund's comparison of three laws protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. Please note, Tennessee law may provide more protections than those listed in this document.

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933