Civil Rights and Civil Liberties


Indiana Civil Liberties Union
Dedicated to protecting freedoms guaranteed to Indiana residents and businesses.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Investigates cases of discrimination in education, employment, credit, public accommodations, housing, and real estate.

Indiana Housing Finance Authority
Prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin.

Indiana Rural Development
Committed to the future of rural communities.


Air Carrier Access Act
Common questions and answers about air travel for wheelchair users.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
This act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.

Civil Rights Act of 1991
Clarifies and amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 regarding intentional employment discrimination.

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons
Authorizes the U.S. Attoey General to investigate conditions of any state or local govement institutions, such as jails or nursing homes, that jeopardize the health and safety of the residents of institutions.

Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the ADA
Answers to your questions about ADA compliance of child care centers.

Consumer”s Guide to Disability Laws
Overview of Federal Civil Rights law that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Fair Housing–It”s Your Right
Publication by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, explains how this law protects you and what to do if you feel you have been discriminated against.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997
Requires public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs.

New Horizons
Publication by the U.S. Department of Transportation, provides information for the air traveler with a disability.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended through 1998
Promotes employment of individuals with disabilities and independent living.

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Any program that receives federal funding will not discriminate against a qualified person with disabilities from employment.

Voter Accessibility Act
Law to improve access for qualified individuals to registration facilities and polling places for Federal elections.

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