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