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Guidance on the ADA and COVID-19

 

What you should know.

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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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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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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 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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I have cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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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.

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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 disability coordinator at a museum has received requests to provide wheelchairs and wheelchair pushers. The museum is concerned about liability issues. What does ADA require?
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Is obesity a disability?
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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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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.

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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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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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 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?



























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