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"The Changing Reality of Disability in America: 2020"

AVAILABLE NOW!

Full length film and report.

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Guidance on the ADA and COVID-19

 

What you should know.

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

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See where states fall in compliance with the ADA.

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!

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ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. ADAActionGuide.org
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ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities
ADA Checklist
 

Use the ADA Checklist to ensure that people with disabilities have access to your goods, services, and programs.

To view the checklist, click ADA Checklist.

 

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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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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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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?
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Is alcoholism covered under the ADA?

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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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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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Is obesity a disability?
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Are municipal websites required to be accessible?
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Are people who consider themselves transgender 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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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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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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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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