Equality for people with disabilities

Since 2004, people with disabilities can legally challenge discrimination, in particular when it is difficult or impossible for them to access buildings and public transport, obtain a service, or access general or advanced education and training. Ensuring the equality of people with disabilities or impairments and eliminating discrimination in law and in practice are legal requirements laid down in the Federal Constitution and the Disability Discrimination Act.

The  Federal Bureau for the Equality of People with Disabilities, part of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA),  is responsible at federal level for the equality of people with disabilities.