The National Council on Disability (NCD)
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Resource: The National
Council on Disability (NCD)
Associated Organization: United States Government
Country of Origin: USA
Address: 1331 F St., NW, Suite 1050
State or Province: DC
ZIP or Postal Code: 20004-1107
Telephone: (202) 272-2004
TTY: (202) 272-2074
Fax: (202) 272-2022
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal
agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues
affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD is composed of
15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S.
Senate. In its 1986 report Toward Independence, NCD first
proposed that Congress should enact a civil rights law for people with
disabilities. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed
NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices,
and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals
with disabilities, regardless of the nature of severity of the
disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve
economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and
integration into all aspects of society.
NCD is currently coordinating a multi-year study on the
implementation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act
and other civil rights laws.
Quoted from the web site.
Internet Location: http://www.ncd.gov
Internet Resource Type: Web Site,
Resource Type: U. S. Government Disability Portal