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Data on Disability
Data on Disability and Challenges to Implementing the ADA in New England

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See where states fall in compliance with the ADA.

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ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. ADAActionGuide.org
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ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities
ADA Checklist
 
Whether swimming, fishing or golfing, ensure that your facility is accessible to all
 
ADA Web Courses at learn.newenglandada.org
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Aging, Disability and the ADA
 
The ADA protects people who are aging, too!
 
President George H. W. Bush signing the ADA into law
Addiction, Recovery, and the ADA

People with addiction to alcohol and in recovery from opioid and substance use disorders are people with disabilities, too!

Learn about your rights!

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Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

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An architect is designing a two story factory, 50,000 sq feet per story. Is an elevator required?
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Can people with disabilities take their service animals into restaurants?
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Is anxiety considered a disability?
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Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
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Are people who consider themselves transgender covered by the ADA?

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

If a single user toilet room is added to a second story of a building that does not require vertical access e.g. an elevator, does the single user toilet room toilet need to be made accessible?
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A disability coordinator at a museum has received requests to provide wheelchairs and wheelchair pushers. The museum is concerned about liability issues. What does ADA require?
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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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A town has a warming shelter for homeless people that isn’t accessible. For people who need a physically accessible shelter, the town provides them with a hotel voucher. Can the town have different eligibility requirements for people who use the warming shelter vs. people who use the hotel voucher?
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I was fired from my job because I tested positive for marijuana. I have a prescription for marijuana to help manage pain related to my MS. Can my employer fire me?

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

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An architect is designing a two story factory, 50,000 sq feet per story. Is an elevator required?
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A disability coordinator at a museum has received requests to provide wheelchairs and wheelchair pushers. The museum is concerned about liability issues. What does ADA require?
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Is anxiety considered a disability?
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A student with a disability wants to take an online course and needs extended time. The student was told that he can't have extended time for online courses because the professor doesn’t want students to procrastinate until the end of the semester. What can the student do?
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Is pregnancy covered by the ADA?



























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