Our fact sheets, guides, and videos provide information about the rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law. They also offer tips on how to navigate various public systems, how to request accommodations or modifications, and what to do if your rights are violated or you experience discrimination. We also have resources provided by the federal government, state government, and other organizations.

Use the filters or search box in the left-hand column to find the resources you need. Please note that many of our resources apply to a wide range of disabilities, so we do not categorized our resources by individual disability.

Topic: Service and Support Animals
Type: Video
Source: Disability Rights NC

People with disabilities have the right to have their service animals with them in virtually every setting. Business owners and employees have a legal responsibility to accommodate service animals. This video explains those rights and responsibilities.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This checklist outlines the process of asking for an interpreter from a medical office or other business.

Topic: Accessibility
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

Information for businesses and organizations on how they can ensure that their websites are accessible to people with disabilities.

Topic: Accessibility, Housing, Service and Support Animals
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This guide covers the basics of fair housing, reasonable accommodations and modifications, and service and comfort animals.

Topic: Accessibility, Transportation
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

Paratransit is public transportation for people who cannot ride the bus, train, or other publicly available modes of transportation because of their disability. This guide explains how paratransit works and what your rights are.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This guide explains the rights of a person with disabilities to reasonable accommodations in North Carolina courts.

Topic: Facilities – Admissions and Discharge Rights, Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This investigative report from 2011 looks at North Carolina’s failure to provide services and supports to children who have both a developmental or intellectual disabilities and a mental health issue.

Topic: Facilities – Admissions and Discharge Rights
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This 2010 investigation of adult care homes found that young adults with disabilities are trapped in these facilities because of a lack of community-based services.

Topic: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Facilities – Protection from Abuse
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

For more than two years, Disability Rights NC investigated and substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation at the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton. This report detailed our finding that the students at NCSD were unsafe in school and in the dorm, and that staff members who advocated for the students were subjected to intimidation and retaliation.

Topic: Facilities – Admissions and Discharge Rights
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

In 2007, Disability Rights NC investigated the cases of three people who died shortly after being discharged for a psychiatric facility – one from suicide by firearm and two by drug overdose. Our investigation found that the facilities failed to ensure that these men had the services and supports they needed before discharging them.