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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

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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 8am and 5pm (CST).  

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 requires businesses and governments to make their goods, services, and/or facilities accessible to clients, customers and employees with disabilities. ADA Michigan seeks to make this a reality in Michigan. 

Mission Statement

The mission of ADA Michigan is to increase the awareness and implementation of the ADA throughout the state by forging a partnership between the disability and business communities in the State of Michigan.   


 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

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ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:

 

   ADA Audio Conference Series

ADA Audio Conference Series:

"'Googling' Job Applicants"

April 15 at 2-3:30 PM

 

Blue Water CIL:

ADA Workshop

April 16 & 17 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Port Huron, MI

 

  Accessibility Online

  Accessibility Online Webinar Series:

"Open Question and Answer Session: Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards for Trails, Camping and Picnic Facilities, Viewing Areas, and Beach Access Routes"

May 1 at 2:30-4:00 PM

  

Webinar:

"Accessible Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Offenders: the Virginia Experience"

May 1 at 2-3:30 PM

 

ADA Live!

ADA Live! BlogTalkRadio:

"Emergency Shelter Preparedness"

May 7 at 1-1:30 PM

    

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

"Nontraditional Emergency Shelters and People with Disabilities"

May 8 at 2-3:30 PM

 

ADA Legal Webinar Series:

"Qualified under the ADA: The New Legal Battleground After the ADA Amendments Act"

May 21 at 2-3:30 PM

  

Accessible Technology Webinar Series:

"Web Accessibility Analytics and Open Source Tools for Inspecting and Auditing Web Resources for Accessibility"

May 22 at 2-3:30 PM

 

National ADA Symposium

 National ADA Symposium

Denver, CO

June 15-18, 2014

   

 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.

 


 

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

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