Regulatory Codes and Federal Acts

A number of laws exist in Tennessee to assure equal opportunity for the blind and visionlly impaired in housing, employment, and protection of rights of public access; including access to public facilities and the right to lease housing with a service dog. Below are the links to the information.

Tennessee Register for the Blind (T.C.A. 49-10-804)

Tennessee White Cane Law (T.C.A. 55-8-179, 55-8-180)

Guide Dogs for the Blind: Tennessee Access Law (T.C.A. 62-7-112, 55-8-180, 44-17-404)

Assistance to Disabled, Illiterate or Blind Voters (T.C.A. 2-7-116)

Randolph-Shepherd Act

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA Standards for Accessible Design