Know Your Rights

Knowing your rights is the first step in being the best advocate for yourself! The following information provides an overview of important federal and state laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. As an advocacy organization, the National Federation of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, played a leading role in the passage of these laws. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed.

Right to be free from discrimination

 

Right to free and appropriate education

 

Right to non-visual access to public information and state government information technology services

 

Right to rehabilitation and training services

 

Right to parent children

 

Right to be free from insurance discrimination

 

Right to an accessible hospital Patient’s Bill of Rights

 

The Right to Library Services