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."
The Great Lakes ADA 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. It provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 1-800-949-4232 between 8am and 5pm (CST).
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 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:
The ADA requires businesses and governments to make their goods, services, and/or facilities accessible to clients, customers and employees with disabilities. ADA Michigan seeks to make this a reality in Michigan.
The mission of ADA Michigan is to increase the awareness and implementation of the ADA throughout the state by forging a partnership between the disability and business communities in the State of Michigan.
The ADA Case Law Database is a comprehensive search tool that provides information pertaining to significant rulings under the ADA.
ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:
"Best Practices - Employment and Service Dogs: Perspectives from Assistance Dog Experts"
August 5 at 2-3:00 PM
"Post-Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities"
August 6 at 1-1:30 PM
"Accessible Routes - Advanced Session"
August 7 at 2:30-4:00 PM
"Helping People with Hearing Loss Hear in Public Places through the Use of hearing Loop Technology"
August 26 at 2-3:30 PM
Date & Time TBA
"Registries: Its not about the List!"
September 11 at 2-3:30 PM
"Websites and the ADA: Accessibility in the Digital Age"
September 22 at 2-3:30 PM
May 10-13, 2015
Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry: