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Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA

 Show your commitment to the ADA - Pledge On!

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


How has the ADA affected your life? Click on the following link to finish this statement: "Because of the ADA..."


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 awareness and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the State of Michigan. This is accomplished by the providing the following:


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


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:

"ADA Anniversary Update: 25 Years Later"

July 21 at 2-3:30


The ADA Legacy Project

The ADA Legacy Tour

Detroit - Eastern Market, Shed 2

July 21 at 10 AM - 3 PM


 ADA Anniversary Toolkit

Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA in Michigan at these locations:

Eastern Market in Detroit

July 21 at 10 AM - 3 PM

Disability Network SW Michigan Office in Kalamazoo

July 24 at 11 AM - 1 PM

Powers High School in Flint

July 24 at 11 AM - 2 PM

Capitol Area Center for Independent Living in Lansing

July 24 at 1-3 PM

SAIL Office in Marquette

July 24 at 1-4 PM

Wenonah Park in Bay City

July 27 at 6-9:00 PM

Kent District Library in Kentwood

July 30 at 4-6:00 PM

Michigan Capitol Lawn in Lansing

Sept. 17 at 11 AM - 2 PM


ADA Live! Blog Talk Radio:

"Back to School - What Parents Need to Know Before the School Year Begins"

August 5 at 1-1:30 PM


Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act  Accessibility (ABA) Standard - A Refresher"

August 6 at 2-3:30 PM


"Grow Your Business: The Buying Power of Seniors and People with Disabilities"

Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo

August 6 at 4:30-6:30 PM


ADA Legal Issues Webinar Series:

"Effective Communication and the ADA"

September 16 at 2-3:30 PM


Accessible Technology Webinar Series:

"How Do I know My PDF is Accessible?"

September 17 at 2-3:30 PM


ADA Coordinator Training Conference:

Omaha, Nebraska

September 28-29


U.S. Business Leadership Network 18th Annual National Conference

"From Compliance to Competitive Advantage: The Legacy of the ADA and the Next 25 Years"

Austin, Texas

September 28 - October 1


Arts and Recreation Webinar Series:

Topic TBA

Date & Time TBA


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

Previous sessions were recorded and can be found on the archives page.


WebEd Webinar Series:

Sessions to meet the needs of the AT Act programs were recorded and can be found on the archives page.


Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry:

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





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

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