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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

 

SEE A VIDEO ON THE ADA

 

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The Great Lakes ADA Center

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 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (EST).  

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 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 Question and Answer Booklet

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

ADA Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

Fact Sheets for the Revised Title II and Title III ADA Regulations

 

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

  

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

 

ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:

 

 ADA Live!

ADA Live! BlogTalkRadio:

"Web Accessibility"

September 3 at 1-1:30 PM

  

Accessibility Online

  Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Open Question and Answer Session"

September 4 at 2:30-4:00 PM

 

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

"Registries: Its not about the List!"

September 11 at 2-3:30 PM

 

ADA Audio Conference Series

ADA Audio Conference Series:

"Accessible Construction Management"

September 16 at 2-3:30 PM

 

ADA Legal Webinar Series:

"Websites and the ADA: Accessibility in the Digital Age"

September 22 at 2-3:30 PM

  

Accessible Technology Webinar Series:

"Android is Accessible. Really."

September 25 at 2-3:30 PM

   

National ADA Symposium

 National ADA Symposium

Atlanta, GA

May 10-13, 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.

  

Disability Law Lowdown (DLL) Podcast Series

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

 


 

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