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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, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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.


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


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 Accessible Technology Webinar Series:

"Real Life Accessibility: Software Versus Disability-Based UX Testing"

July 21 at 2-3:30 PM



Disability Network Southwest Michigan

517 E. Crosstown Parkway in Kalamzoo

July 22nd at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Powers High School

1505 Court Street in Flint

July 22nd at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Kentwood District Library

4950 Breton SE in Kentwood

July 26th at 4-6:00 PM


Ann Arbor CIL

3941 Research Park Drive in Ann Arbor

July 26th at 4-7:00 PM


Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Accessible Office Spaces & Office Design"

July 28 at 2:30-4:00 PM


ADA Live!:

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

August 3 at 1-1:30 PM


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

"Disaster Behavioral Health and People with Access and Functional Needs: Resources from SAMHSA"

August 11 at 2:30-4:00 PM


ADA Audio Conference Series:

"Lessons Learned: Common Errors in the Design and Construction of Accessible Lodging Facilities"

August 16 at 2-3:30 PM


Free Seminar:

"Providing Access to Historic Sites: Historic Preservation and the ADA"

August 25 at 9-11:30 AM in Kalamazoo


   ADA Employer's Seminar:   

September 15 at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 Clinton Township


ADA Legal Issues Webinar Series:

"Criminal Justice and the ADA"

September 21 at 2-3:30 PM


WebEd Webinar Series:

Topic TBA

Date TBA at 2-3:30 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.


Disability Law Lowdown (DLL) Podcast Series

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






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

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