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 Great Lakes ADA Center  1-800-949-4232

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 Great Lakes ADA Center  is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ADA Michigan

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

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."

Frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act




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.

ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

U.S. Department of Justice Information on the ADA


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


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Arts and Rec Webinar Series

"Fishing and Boating for a Variety of Disabilities"

June 9th at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Audio Conference Series

"ADA Coordinator: Getting the Job Done"

June 21st at 2-3:30 PM


Accessibility Online Webinar Series

"Accessible Residential Facilities"

July 7th at 2-3:30 PM


Americans with Disabilities Act

Ask an ADA Professional Questions

"Communication Requirements under the ADA"

July 13th at 2-3:00 PM


ADA Legal Webinar Series

"Managed by a Robot or Microchip? A Legal Overview of Disability Discrimination Caused by Artifical Intelligence (AI)""

July 20th TBA at 2-3:30 PM


Accessible Technology Webinar Series

Topic TBA

Date TBA at 2-3:30 PM


ADA32. Celebrate the ADA!

Sterling State Park
July 21st at 3-6:00pm

Powers Catholic High School
July 22nd at 11am-2pm

Port Huron
Pine Grove Park
July 26th at 10am-2pm

Auburn City Park
July 27th at 4-7pm

Disability Network Capital Area
July 28th at 10am-2pm

Kalamazoo Farmer's Market
July 29th at 3-5pm


Contact the ADA Michigan coordinator with questions or comments about the information on this site

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