Evolution of Federal Disability Legislation: 1973-2016

American Institutes for Research; Center on Technology & Disability
A number of key pieces of federal legislation protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Building on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the regulations that followed set the stage for legal requirements providing assistive technology (AT) devices and services and ensuring more equitable outcomes for individuals with disabilities. This infographic summarizes each of those laws.  For more infographics on assistive technology and accessibility, please see: Understanding the Basics of Assistive Technology and Why You Need to Care About Accessibility
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