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Exterior of the National Museum of American History along the National Mall in Washington D.C. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Smithsonian’s Latino Gallery Designed for Inclusion

Latino exhibition embeds technology to engage visitors with physical, sensory and cognitive conditions.

Read the article.

Various icons depict different abilities like people who are blind, deaf, physical disability and others like broken arm pregnancy. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
ADA Coordinator: Getting the Job Done

June 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Understand the role of the ADA Coordinator - challenge and strategies.

Register today.

 

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DOJ: Guidance on Protections for People with Opioid Use Disorder Under the ADA

New guidance discusses ADA protection for people in recovery.

Read the guidance.

 

Disability data in Massachusetts. Bar chart showing disability types and populations of each.
Research Reports

Read our data on disability and the challenges to implementing the ADA in New England.

Read our research reports.

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Guidance on the ADA and COVID-19

Read how the ADA relates to programs and services during the pandemic.

What you should know.

President George H. W. Bush signing the ADA into law
Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

People with addiction to alcohol and in recovery from opioids and other drugs are people with disabilities too!

Learn about your rights!

"The Changing Reality of Disability in America: 2020"

The documentary highlights stories
of those often left behind.

Video and report.

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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I’m visually impaired and have difficulty reading my bank statement. Can I ask the bank to send me bills in large print?
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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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As Town Clerk, I just heard that I need to post a public notice about ADA requirements. Is this true?
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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.

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The single user toilet room complies with the 1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and the sink overlaps the space required at a toilet. Does the single user toilet room have to be renovated so that it complies with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design?
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A hotel room is occupied by a guest with a service animal. The hotel guest provides a mat for the animal to urinate on in the room. The mat has been allowed to overflow. The hotel manager wants to know if the hotel can do anything about the situation.
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Is anxiety considered a disability?
COVID-19
We have a town employee who uses hearing aids and has difficulty hearing people through face masks because she lip reads as well. We are considering getting her colleagues see through face masks, or offering her our portable assistive listening device. Are we obligated to require all employee who interact with her to use see through face masks?
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Is alcoholism covered under 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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Do taxi drivers have to pick up people with disabilities who use service animals?
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I have cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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As Town Clerk, I just heard that I need to post a public notice about ADA requirements. Is this true?
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Is pregnancy covered by the ADA?



























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