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Air Carrier Access Act

What Airline Employees, Airline Contractors, and Air Travelers with Disabilities Need to Know About Access to Air Travel for Persons with Disabilities - July 15, 2005

This manual is a guide to the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and its implementing
regulations, 14 CFR part 382 (part 382). It is designed to serve as a brief but
authoritative source of information about the services, facilities, and accommodations
required by the ACAA and the provisions of part 382. The manual does not expand air
carriers’ legal obligations or establish new requirements under the law. It contains
suggested practices and procedures for carriers to use on a voluntary basis to implement
Part 382.

DOT Hosts Celebration of Air Carrier Access Act’s 25th Anniversary

Representatives of the aviation industry, advocates for persons with disabilities, and current and former government officials came together today at U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) headquarters to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) – the landmark law that banned discrimination in air travel on the basis of disability. This celebration was hosted jointly by the DOT, the Air Transport Association and the National Council on Disability (NCD).

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Fined for Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.  The carrier was assessed a $200,000 civil penalty of which up to $75,000 may be used to improve its service to disabled passengers above levels required by DOT rules.