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

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Addiction, Recovery, and the ADA

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

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Q/A: Active Older Adult Needs a Reasonable Modification to Participate

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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 Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. ADAActionGuide.org
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Does the staff toilet room in a workplace have to be accessible?
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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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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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Is pregnancy 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.

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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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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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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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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.

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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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In restaurants, cafeterias, and bars how much needs to be devoted to accessible seating?
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I have cancer. 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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Is alcoholism covered under the ADA?



























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