The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 800-949-4232 between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (EST). The Center is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
ADA Michigan (formerly The Michigan ADA Steering Committee) operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers working together to increase awareness and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the State of Michigan. This is accomplished by the providing the following:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications.
The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing 'a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination' by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA."
You can now file an ADA discrimination complaint form online with the U.S. Dept. of Justice
Small Businesses - See the U.S. Dept. of Justice's "ADA Update - A Primer for Small Business"
Tax breaks are available for many businesses to accommodate people with disabilities.
Find ADA information from the Dept. of Justice at www.ada.gov.
ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:
"Universal Design, Accessibility and the ADA"
December 7 at 1-1:30 PM
"Prespectives of Building Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators"
December 8 at 2:30 - 4:00 PM
"Moving from Transportation Towards Mobility Management: Disparities, Data and Action"
December 15 at 2-3:30 PM
"ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q&A"
January 5 at 2:30-4:00 PM
Date TBA at 2-3:30 PM