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ADA Checklist

Ensure your fishing or golfing facilities are accessible by using our recreation checklist.

View the ADA Recreation Checklist.

"The Changing Reality of Disability in America: 2020"

The documentary highlights stories
of those often left behind.

Video and report.

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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.

Data on Disability
Research Reports

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

Read our research reports.

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!

ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. ADAActionGuide.org
Title II Action Guide Now Online!

Read and understand the ADA Title II requirements to know what is important.

Take Action Now.

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 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?
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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 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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Can people with disabilities take their service animals into restaurants?
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I have diabetes. 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?
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.

accessible women toilet room signage
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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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 cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
COVID-19
Our town hall is open and requires everyone to wear a face mask. We recently had a person who said he has a disability and therefore can’t wear a mask. I am concerned about the safety of our staff and other people from the public. What should we do?
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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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