Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, guidance, and promising practices. Publications consider access and barriers to public and private transportation services and systems, and accessible transportation success stories and models from across the country.


  • Transportation Update: Where We've Gone and What We've Learned (HTML) ()


  • Letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole Regarding Security Screenings (HTML) (PDF)


  • The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective (HTML) (PDF)


  • Inclusive Livable Communities for People with Psychiatric Disabilities (HTML) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions (HTML) (PDF) (DOC)


  • Issues in Creating Livable Communities for People with Disabilities: Proceedings of the Panel (HTML) (PDF)


  • Creating Livable Communities (HTML) (PDF)
  • NCD Position Paper on Access to Airline Self-Service Kiosk Systems (HTML) (PDF)


  • Same Struggle, Different Difference: Civil Rights Policy Forum Summary Paper (HTML) (PDF)
  • NCD and the Americans with Disabilities Act: 15 Years of Progress (HTML) (PDF)
  • Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. - Background, Legal Issues, and Implications for Persons with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • The Current State of Transportation for People with Disabilities in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Access to Transportation by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States - Quick Reference (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Access to Transportation by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States (HTML) (PDF)


  • Livable Communities for Adults with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • Position Paper on Amending the Air Carrier Access Act to Allow for Private Right of Action (HTML) (PDF)
  • Summary of the Native American Forum: Disability Matters in Tribal Communities (HTML) (PDF)


  • Olmstead: Reclaiming Institutionalized Lives (Abridged Version) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Olmstead: Reclaiming Institutionalized Lives (Full-Length On-Line Version) (HTML)
  • Understanding Disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Toolkit Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • People With Disabilities on Tribal Lands: Education, Health Care, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Independent Living (HTML) (PDF)


  • Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Post-Secondary Ed and Employment (HTML) (PDF)
  • Carrying on the Good Fight: Summary Paper From Think Tank 2000 - Advancing the Civil and Human Rights of People With Disabilities From Diverse Cultures (HTML) (PDF)
  • Closing the Gap: A Ten Point Strategy for the Next Decade of Disability Civil Rights Enforcement (HTML) (PDF)
  • From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speak for Themselves (HTML) (PDF)
  • Think Tank 2000: A Brief Summary As Background Information (HTML) (DOC)


  • Enforcing the Civil Rights of Air Travelers with Disabilities: Recommendations for the Department of Transportation and Congress (HTML) (PDF)


  • National Disability Policy: A Progress Report - February 1986 (HTML)


  • Voices of Freedom: America Speaks Out on the Americans with Disabilities Act (HTML)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Ensuring Equal Access to the American Dream (HTML)


  • Progress in Advancing the Status of People with Disabilities Around the World: The Work of the United States Delegation to the Thirty-Third Session of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations (HTML)


  • Toward Independence: An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs Affecting Persons with Disabilities - With Legislative Recommendations (HTML)

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