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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!

Submit an ADA Question

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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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Do taxi drivers have to pick up people with disabilities who use service animals?
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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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If an employer has a zero tolerance drug policy, and an employee tests positive because they take Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid usage, as prescribed by a doctor, can they be denied employment?

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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I own a business that our customers can connect to via our website. Does the website have to be accessible? A third party vendor manages some of the services offered on our website. Are we responsible for making sure those services are accessible?
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I have cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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A neighborhood sidewalk is obstructed by a big tree, making it impossible for people with disabilities to use the sidewalk. The road and sidewalk were recently redone. What does the law require?
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Can the company holiday party be held in an inaccessible location?

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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Do taxi drivers have to pick up people with disabilities who use service animals?
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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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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Are people who consider themselves transgender covered by the ADA?



























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