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North Dakota Department of Human Services - Disability Services

Offers resources and information on disability services, rehabilitation, intervention, independent living, and vision services.

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990

According to the the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, "In the case of disability, discrimination also means refusing to make accommodations to allow the person with a disability equal access to the employment, housing, or service."

For more information on the Americans With Disabilities Act, go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's website on the ADA ( This site offers further information on the history of the ADA, facts about the ADA, and the rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer, respectively.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides federal regulation that "...authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance."





North Dakota Century Code 14-02.4: Human Rights


14-02.4-01: It is the policy of this state to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, the presence of any mental or physical disability, status with regard to marriage or public assistance, or participation in lawful activities off the employer's premises during nonworking hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related interests of the employer; to prevent and eliminate discrimination in employment relations, public accommodations, housing, state and local government services, and credit transactions; and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.

14-02.4-02: "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of that impairment, or being regarded as having this impairment.


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