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

General information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to places of public accommodation, such as businesses or organizations that serve the public, and self-advocacy tips for requesting a reasonable accommodation and modification.

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: Service and Support Animals
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This packet includes information about federal and state laws regarding service animals and sample letters to help you advocate for your rights.

Topic: Service and Support Animals
Type: Guide
Source: Federal Government

This covers the definition of a service animal, general rules, certification and registration, and exclusions of service animals.

Topic: Service and Support Animals
Type: Guide
Source: Federal Government

This short document from the U.S. Department of Justice provides the definition of a service animal and explains where service animals are allowed.

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

This packet includes information about where and when your service animal can accompany you in a medical facility and step-by-step instructions to help you advocate for your right to have your service animal with you.

Topic: Housing, Service and Support Animals
Type: Guide
Source: Other Organizations

Information from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on your rights to an emotional support animal, how to request a reasonable accommodation from your landlord, and what to do if your request is denied.

Topic: Accessibility, Housing, Service and Support Animals
Type: Website
Source: Federal Government

This site answers frequently asked questions about the housing rights of people with disabilities, such as the responsibilities of housing providers, the right to reasonable accommodations, and the rules regarding service and assistance animals.

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

An explanation of the rights of tenants and homeowners to have service animals and emotional support/comfort/assistance animals in their homes and the common areas of a housing complex.