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: 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: 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: 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: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Type: Website
Source: Federal Government

This office enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the ADA.

Topic: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

Information on the rights of inmates who are Deaf or hard of hearing to participate in the same programs, services, and activities as other inmates.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Type: Website
Source: State Government

Information on how to request an accommodation for a hearing or other judicial activity, program, or service, and to file a grievance. Includes Guidelines for Accommodating Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the Courts.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Supports for Community Living
Type: Website
Source: State Government

This program provides services to help individuals live more independently in their communities, rather than in a nursing home or other facility. Services may include guidance and counseling, rehabilitation engineering, home and vehicle modifications, personal assistant services, and independent living skills training.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Supports for Community Living
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

The council is charged with developing, monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating a State plan for statewide independent living services. It also supports North Carolina’s seven Centers for Independent Living, which are community-based organizations that provide programs and services for people with all types of disabilities and their families.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Service and Support Animals
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

The network has ten regional ADA Centers that provide information, guidance, and training on the ADA. Resources on the ADA National Network website include:

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

This is the Regional ADA Center that covers North Carolina, and offers resources for people with disabilities as well as businesses about the ADA and its implementation.