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Protecting and Advocating for the Rights of Texans with Disabilities Since 1977
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July 2023 Newsletter:

Making the Digital World Accessible, Too

This July marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all aspects of public life. This law has had such a profound impact that July is now celebrated as Disability Pride Month. 

When you hear the ADA mentioned, you probably think of wheelchair ramps, accessible parking spots, and closed captions on TV, right? But now, we also have to think about the digital space such as websites, social media, Zoom meetings, and more.  

Most of what we do these days takes place online, such as telehealth appointments, paying bills, applying for a job, ordering groceries, and communicating with friends and family.  

As our lives have shifted more from the physical world to the digital one, it has become more important that digital accessibility keeps up. If a person with a disability can’t access something online, she won’t have the same opportunities as everyone else.  

This important issue is on the radar of the Department of Justice, which issued guidance last year on web accessibility and the ADA

If your organization has a website or an app, conduct an accessibility audit on a regular basis and be sure to implement digital accessibility practices. Also, make your social media posts accessible by adding alternative text to images, limiting the use of emojis, and using #PascalCase for hashtags (instead of #pascalcase). 

For Disability Pride Month, celebrate by taking time to make the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities. 

A t-shirt that says imagine a Texas that's fully accessible.

Help Create a More Accessible Texas

Another great way to celebrate the anniversary of the ADA is to spread a message of inclusion by rocking one of our stylish "Imagine" t-shirts!  

Our second annual t-shirt fundraiser is now underway. A portion of every sale supports our work to advance the rights of Texans with disabilities.  

Together we can create a more accessible Texas where people with disabilities can live, work, and thrive in our communities.  

Get Help from DRTx

Statewide Intake Line: 1.800.252.9108

Sign Language Video Intake Line: 1.866.362.2851

Purple Video Intake Line: 1.512.271.9391

Our regular intake hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you can't call then, or if you can't get through due to high call volume, you can complete our online intake form anytime. 

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Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Its mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society. Visit for more information.