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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Disability Access and Accommodation
issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Access to Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities

    This fact sheet from Disability Rights Pennsylvania provides a brief overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act's physical accessibility requirements with which public accommodations and commercial facilities must comply. (Microsoft Word) Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

    Find answers to questions about employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act in this A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Webpage and PDF Version. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Workers with Disabilities

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act for workers with disabilities Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Assistive Technology for Persons with Brain Injury

    Information from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania on the use of assistive technology for persons with brain injury. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Assistive Technology: How to Pay for the Device or Service That You Need

    Information from Disability Rights Pennsylvania on resources available to pay for assistive technology. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • How to Appeal a Medical Assistance Denial of Assistive Technology

    This manual from Disability Rights Pennsylvania will explain your rights when Medical Assistance, including your Medical Assistance managed health care plan, denies prior authorization or denies a program exception. This includes an approval of something less or different than what your doctor prescribed. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Assistive Technology Publications from Disability Rights Pennsylvania

    Listing of Assistive Technology Publications available from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Community HealthChoices

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about Community HealthChoices, a program that will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience with a goal of increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Community HealthChoices Toolkit

    Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a new waiver program for individuals over 21 years old with a disability who previously received services through the Independence, CommCare, or Aging Waivers. This toolkit was developed by the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to provide information on CHC. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Accessible Parking for People with Disabilities (PDF)

    This booklet Disability Rights Pennsylvania addresses several issues relating to parking for people with disabilities to give you some general guidance on what the law does and does not provide. Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • Curb Ramps: Getting From Here to There (PDF)

    This Fact Sheet from Disability Rights Pennsylvania provides general information about the obligations of governments and public accommodations to assure access to sidewalks, including installing curb ramps (sometimes called curb cuts), under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Persons with Disability Parking Placard/Plates - Frequently Asked Questions

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation about special parking privileges and registration rights for persons with disabilities related to the operation and ownership of vehicles. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Disability Rights Pennsylvania Publications

    Publications from Disability Rights Pennsylvania on a variety of disability-related issues. Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Discriminatory Zoning and the Fair Housing Act

    This booklet from Disability Rights Pennsylvania is designed to acquaint people with disabilities, advocates, providers, and attorneys with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and, in particular, its impact on state and local zoning laws and land use regulations. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Inmate Rights under the ADA (PDF)

    This brochure from Disability Rights Pennsylvania is designed to provide general answers to a few commonly-asked questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to inmates. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
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