Become a part of the nationwide celebration and recommittment to the ADA - help achieve 25,000 signatures for the 25th ADA Anniversary in 2015.
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 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (EST).
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 the awareness and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the State of Michigan through:
The ADA Case Law Database is a comprehensive search tool that provides information pertaining to significant rulings under the ADA.
The Disability Law Lowdown podcast offers the latest in disability rights information every other week.
ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:
"Accessibility anywhere almost, CART and captioning for web based applications"
November 20 at 2-3:30
"Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology"
December 3 at 1-1:30 PM
"Accessible Emergency Transportable Housing"
December 4 at 2:30-4:00 PM
"Accommodating Persons with Environmental Sensitivities: Challenges and Solutions"
December 16 at 2-3:30
Date TBA at 2-3:30 PM
St. Pete Beach, FL
January 22-23, 2015
May 10-13, 2015
July 17-20, 2015
Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry: