Is the Air Carrier Access Act a law?
Travelers should note that the Air Carrier Access Act is a law of the United States of America. The rights and protections outlined here do not apply to all flights in the world. The law applies only to the following flights: Any flight departing from an airport in the United States, regardless of carrier.
Are airlines subject to the ADA?
Airlines must accommodate the needs of air travelers with disabilities. The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) is a law that makes it illegal for airlines to discriminate against passengers because of their disability.
Can airlines require proof of disability?
Under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and DOT’s disability policies, passengers are generally not required to provide advanced notice for disability-related accommodations. However, it’s a good idea to call your airline in advance to arrange for accommodations.
What does the ACAA apply to?
It applies only to air carriers that provide regularly scheduled services for hire to the public, and requirements address a wide range of issues including boarding assistance and certain accessibility features in newly built aircraft and new or altered airport facilities.
What is the definition of a disability per the regulations?
An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.
What resources does TSA provide for customers with disabilities?
TSA’s toll free helpline, called TSA Cares, enables travelers or families of passengers with disabilities and medical conditions to call 1-855-787-2227 with any questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint 72 hours prior to traveling.
Which of the following laws protect the accessibility to employment opportunities for the disabled?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services.