About DLC

The Disability Law Center (DLC)

The DLC is a private, non-profit organization designated by the governor as Utah’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency. Its mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of Utahns with disabilities.

The DLC is the only agency that provides direct legal representation, self-advocacy assistance, disability rights education, on-site monitoring and investigation of programs and facilities, and systemic advocacy  on behalf of the more than 300,000 people with disabilities in Utah.

The DLC’s advocacy is geared toward improving the lives of Utahns with disabilities by ending abuse and neglect, ending discrimination, creating opportunities for employment and increasing access to services. We create the change we envision by empowering people through information, hands-on training, direct action, and ongoing support. Our work strives to create a society where abilities, rather than disabilities, are recognized; all people have an equal opportunity to participate; and where all are treated with equity, dignity, and respect.

The DLC provides free advocacy and legal representation in the following areas:

  • Accessibility
  • Assistive Technology
  • Civil Rights
  • Community Living
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Voting Rights

For more information, call 800-662-9080 or go to www.disabilitylawcenter.org.

The DLC team

The DLC team