The OOC is excited to join the rest of the country in celebrating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th. Great strides have been made in creating a more accessible environment for those with disabilities who work or visit Capitol Hill.

Recently, the National Journal published an article titled, “For the Disabled on the Hill, Access is Everything.” The piece highlights the ongoing work of the Office of Compliance in ensuring that Capitol Hill is ADA accessible. Because of the hard work of the Office of Compliance and the Architect of the Capitol, and with the help of Congressional Members and committees, and their staff, ramps and sidewalks are becoming more compliant with ADA standards and those with disabilities are finding it easier to navigate their way around Capitol Hill.

You can learn more about all of the ways that OOC is working to make Capitol Hill more accessible by reading the ADA Biennial Inspection Report for the 112th Congress. The report for the 113th Congress will be issued this year. Additionally, if you would like more information on the ADA and your rights, you may visit our website at or contact us at 202-724-9250.