Laws & Standards

Federal and New Hampshire state laws are in place to prohibit discrimination based on disability.  In addition to law, Federal and State agencies have adopted standards that articulate very specifically how access can be ensured.  For example, to ensure access to facilities, the US Department of Justice has adopted the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.

Members of the UNH community who believe they have experienced discrimination based on disability may refer to the UNH Discrimination and Discriminatory Harrassment Policy or contact the UNH EEO/ADA Compliance Officer.

Case highlights and anecdotal stories of people with disabilities whose lives were changed by the ADA and the Department of Justice enforcement efforts can be read here.