In the News

Nov 9 2016

Press Release: Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is pleased to announce a substantial grant from the Reading Resource fund, Communities Foundation of Texas to provide almost 700 computers to persons on SSDI and/or SSI as well as families of children with visual impairments

Nov 7 2016

Independent Living (IL) Services, formerly with DARS,

Now contracted with HOCTIL – ILS Program

Nov 2 2016
Computers for the Blind (CFTB) helping refugees

Computers For The Blind (CFTB) is willing to provide a fully accessible refurbished computer for $50 to a refugee that is unable to use a computer unless it has a screen reader or screen magnification and must meet the following criteria: 

Oct 25 2016
New reduced rate transportation available in Collin County

The new way to DART about town!
All the convenience of a regular taxi, at a fraction of the price!
Introducing Collin County Rides, a new transportation program offered by DART in Wylie, Allen and Fairview.

This new service is for any resident that is age 65 or over OR has a certified disability.

Oct 13 2016
Accessible Rides for Voters


Oct 11 2016
Oct 8 2016
Current and Upcoming Changes to DARS


Charles Smith
Executive Commissioner

Jul 27 2016
26th ADA Proclamation


July 26th is often regarded as America’s second Independence Day for the estimated 56 million Americans with disabilities. Today many agencies and organizations around our state will be observing the anniversary of the ADA with local celebrations to raise awareness of the rights of Texans with disabilities and the many contributions they make to our state.

Jul 18 2016

As of June 26, 2016, Suzy Rosen Singleton serves as the Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Since May 23, 2016 for a few weeks, she had served in an acting capacity. Since 2012, Singleton practiced as an attorney advisor with the CommissionÂ’s Disability Rights Office.