The New England ADA Center is conducting a two-part research study to identify barriers to implementing the ADA in municipalities across New England. In the first part of the study, we use data from the US Census Bureau and other sources to tell stories about aging, disability and the ADA. These stories will inform local officials about the state of disability in their jurisdictions. It will also provide a basis for the second part of the study. The second part of the study will identify barriers to implementing the ADA by surveying cities and towns.
The results of the survey will be used to design an intervention to assist cities and towns in matching their responsibilities under ADA with the needs of their residents. Afterwards, we will re-survey to determine the effectiveness of the intervention.
Preliminary demographic research results can be found on our research page.