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    Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA   ADA Anniversary Toolkit       

Become a part of the nationwide celebration and recommittment to the ADA - help achieve 25,000 signatures for the 25th ADA Anniversary in 2015.

Great Lakes ADA Center  1-800-949-4243

The Great Lakes ADA Center

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 and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Americans with Disabilities Act

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."

ADA Michigan

ADA Michigan (formerly The Michigan ADA Steering Committee) operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center and is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133A110029. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers from businesses, disability groups and government agencies working together to increase the awareness and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the State of Michigan through:


Frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act





ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design


ADA Caselaw Logo

The ADA Case Law Database is a comprehensive search tool that provides information pertaining to significant rulings under the ADA.


Disability Law Lowdown (DLL) Podcast Series

The Disability Law Lowdown podcast offers the latest in disability rights information every other week.


Find U.S. Dept. of Justice ADA information at U.S. Department of Justice Information on the ADA


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ADA Audio Conference Series

ADA Audio Conference Series:

"Reasonable accommodations in the workplace for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing"

February 24 at 2-3:30


ADA Live!

ADA Live! BlogTalkRadio:

"When Attorneys Come Knocking - How Accessible Is Your Business"

March 4 at 1-1:30 PM


Accessibility Online

  Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Open Q&A"

March 5 at 2:30-4:00 PM


ADA Legal Issues Webinar Series:

"What the ADA Is and Isn't: Where the "Accessible Sidewalk" Ends"

March 18 at 2-3:30 PM


Accessible Technology Webinar Series:

"What is speech recognition software, how it is used, and what you should know about when authoring web content"

March 19 at 2-3:30


Arts and Recreation Webinar Series:

"Connecting All People to Places: Content and Design Considerations for App Accessibility"

March 26 at 2:30 PM


National Center on Accessibility Course:

"Leadership in Accessibility Management for Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Settings"

April 13-17

Kansas City, MO


National ADA Symposium

 National ADA Symposium

Atlanta, GA

May 10-13, 2015


  The ADA Legacy Project

The ADA Legacy Tour


July 21, 2015


Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry:

 The lodging series has concluded.  The sessions were recorded and and can be viewed on the series archives page.


Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series:

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