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Trophy with New England ADA Center printed on it.
New England ADA Center is the ADA Jeopardy 2022 Champion

The New England ADA Center wins this year’s championship against knowledgeable competitors at the Southeast ADA Center.

Watch the recording.

ADA 32, 1990-2022, Americans with Disabilities Act. Celebrate the ADA July 26, 2022.
July 26 is the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA!

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. states, “…That all of us are deserving of equal dignity, respect, and opportunity.”

Read the full presidential proclamation.

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.

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!

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All questions are confidential

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

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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?
COVID-19
Our store's policy requires customers to wear face masks. I recently had a customer who said they have a disability and therefore can’t wear a mask. I am concerned about the safety of our staff and other customers. What should I do?
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Is obesity 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?
COVID-19
For jobs that can’t be conducted remotely, what are possible accommodations?

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 patient who is deaf requested a sign language interpreter. The cost of the interpreter is more than the reimbursement from health insurance. Do we have to provide interpreters?
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I have cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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Are municipal websites required to be accessible?
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I am a parent of a son with a disability. I have used my 12 weeks of leave under FMLA. I need additional leave to care for him. Can the ADA help 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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Does the staff toilet room in a workplace have to be accessible?
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In restaurants, cafeterias, and bars how much needs to be devoted to accessible seating?
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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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Are people who consider themselves transgender covered by the ADA?



























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