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Spanish Language Outreach Project

This project is looking for participants who work or are involved with Spanish speaking communities.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact Oscar Gonzalez at ogonza2@uic.edu.

 

Yellow Labrador dog is service animal retrieving a bank card from an ATM.
ADA National Network Offers New Service Animal Resource Hub

New Hub consolidates several service animal information resources.

Learn more about Service Animals.

 

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.

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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!

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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In restaurants, cafeterias, and bars how much needs to be devoted to accessible seating?
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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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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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.

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An architect is installing a Transfer Type accessible shower. Is there a maximum height specified for the vertical bar that attaches to the spray nozzle?
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A person wants to install a parking lot with 12 spaces. The spaces will be rented to the public as long term rentals. Does the lot have to comply with the ADA Standards?
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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?
COVID-19
We have an employee who uses hearing aids and has difficulty hearing people through face masks because she lip reads as well. We are considering getting her work colleagues see through face masks, or offering her our portable assistive listening device. Or, I suppose they could call her and use the phone. Are we obligated to require all employee who interact with her to use see through face masks?

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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Is anxiety considered a disability?
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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?



























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