The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights investigates cases of discrimination, disability discrimination is a part of their caseload. They have a policy of investigating and attempting to close cases within 180 days. Until recently, the only way to know who was under investigation was to receive notice of investigation, or by word of mouth. Annual numbers of total cases have been available in the OCR’s annual budget, 2017 budget ( about 4,485). However, as of the beginning of February 2018 the OCR has made available their pending cases on a searchable website.