Local Committee Resources

The staff of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities compiled these resources to assist our local committees. These resources focus on disability laws pertaining to state and local governments. 


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law with provisions that apply to state and local governments.

Employment Regulations for State and Local Governments

Some state and local governments are subject to the employment provisions found in Title I of the ADA.

Technical Assistance on ADA Title I

General Guidance on Government Programs and Facilities 

All state and local governments are required by law to make their programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.

ADA Best Practices Toolkit for State and Local Governments

The ADA and City Governments: Common Problems

The ADA Guide for Small Towns

An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities

Commonly Asked Questions about Title II of the ADA

Detailed Guidance on Government Programs and Facilities

Title II (State and Local Government) Highlights

Title II (State and Local Government) Highlights Supplement


Accessible Parking

State and federal laws address the rights of people with disabilities related to public parking.

Accessible Parking in Texas Fast Facts (Word)

Accessible Parking in Texas Fast Facts (PDF)


Accessible Technology

State and federal laws address state and local governments' obligation to make their websites and other technology resources accessible to people with disabilities.

Federal Guidance on the Accessibility of Electronic Information Resources

State Guidance on the Accessibility of Electronic Information Resources

Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites under the ADA

 For additional information and resources on a variety of topics, visit our Texas Key Laws and Resources page and navigate using the menu on the left side of the screen.