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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.

Various icons depict different abilities like people who are blind, deaf, physical disability and others like broken arm pregnancy. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
ADA Coordinator: Getting the Job Done

June 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Understand the role of the ADA Coordinator - challenge and strategies.

Register today.

 

U.S. Department of Justice Seal with bald eagle holding holly and arrows in the center. With latin: Qui pro domina justitia sequitur (“who prosecutes on behalf of justice”).
DOJ: Guidance on Protections for People with Opioid Use Disorder Under the ADA

New guidance discusses ADA protection for people in recovery.

Read the guidance.

 

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!

"The Changing Reality of Disability in America: 2020"

The documentary highlights stories
of those often left behind.

Video and report.

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 designing a two story factory, 50,000 sq feet per story. Is an elevator required?
restaurant icon
Can people with disabilities take their service animals into restaurants?
cancer ribbon
I have cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
icon for playground
Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
COVID-19
I have PTSD and cannot wear a mask. My employer requires a mask to be worn at all times and placed me on leave until I could get documentation from my doctor that I cannot wear a mask due my ADA disability. Upon my return I was demoted to a lesser paying position with a schedule that conflicts with my family obligations. Is this legal?

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.

staff only sign
Does the staff toilet room in a workplace have to be accessible?
guide dog icon
Do taxi drivers have to pick up people with disabilities who use service animals?
COVID-19
I am a person with a disability and can’t wear a mask. I thought the governor’s proclamation requiring a mask exempted me from the facemask requirement, but I am not being allowed to shop. What can I do?
icon for playground
Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
symbol of transgender
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.

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?
parking signage
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?
icon of overweight person
Is obesity a disability?
icon for playground
Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
party hat
Can the company holiday party be held in an inaccessible location?



























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