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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.

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.

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!

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?
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Do taxi drivers have to pick up people with disabilities who use service animals?
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Is obesity a disability?
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Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
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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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Does the staff toilet room in a workplace have to be accessible?
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I own a business that our customers can connect to via our website. Does the website have to be accessible? A third party vendor manages some of the services offered on our website. Are we responsible for making sure those services are accessible?
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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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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?
COVID-19
For jobs that can’t be conducted remotely, what are possible accommodations?

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?
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I own a business that our customers can connect to via our website. Does the website have to be accessible? A third party vendor manages some of the services offered on our website. Are we responsible for making sure those services are accessible?
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I have cancer. 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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Are people who consider themselves transgender covered by the ADA?



























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