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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.


See the ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities


See the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design


Find ADA information from the Dept. of Justice at www.ada.gov.


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ADA Anniversary Celebration in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

3941 Research Park Drive

Wednesday, July 26th

4-7:00 PM


ADA Legal Webinar Series

"Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Issues - Focusing on Small to Mid-Sized Business"

July 26 at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Live!

"Emergencies: How to Prepare for Them and What to do Afterwards"

August 2 at 1-1:30 PM


Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Surface Roughness and Rollability Research"

August 3 at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Audio Conference Series

Topic TBA

Date TBA at 2-3:30 PM



UCP Detroit Workshop: 

"Understanding the ADA"

Aug. 15 at 8:30-11:00 AM

Farmington Hills


Deaf Rights Symposium

August 18-20

Hyatt Regency O'Hare (Chicago)


Accessible Technology Webinar Series:
Topic TBA
Date TBA at 2-3:30 PM

"Barrier Removal & the ADA"

Sept. 14 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn in Ann Arbor


 ADA Employer's Seminar:  

September 19 at 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  1709 John R Road in Troy


Housing Accessibility Workshop

Sept. 21 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry:

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


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






U.S. Department of Justice Information on the ADA

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

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