Americans with Disabilities Act Information
Includes products that explain this very important civil rights act for persons with disabilities, with information on using the ADA and other laws to help people assert their rights and pursue their dreams.
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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (30 Products)
Electronic Media (19 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (10 Products)
Other (1 Products)
People Who Can Help (2 Products)
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
|2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design|
An online version of the Department of Justice's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for making sure that community settings are accessible to all people.
|A place in the pew: People with disabilities advocate to attend church of choice|
This article talks about accessibility and people with disabilities being able to attend the church of their choice.
|A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People With Disabilities|
This guide gives event planners guidelines for the inclusion of people with disabilities in temporary events. Most information is about accommodating people with physical disabilities, but there is some information about other groups.
|A Promising Start: Preliminary Analysis of Court Decisions Under the ADA Amendments Act|
This report reviewed court decisions that applied the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. This Act was intended to take the focus off of whether or not a person has a disability and focus on if disability discrimination had occurred.
|Accommodation and Compliance Guides on particular disabilities|
These online guides explain how to support people with disabilities on the job. Each guide is about the needs of people with a certain type of disability.
|Accommodation and Compliance Series: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008|
This booklet talks about changes that were made to the ADA in 2008.
|ADA & Youth Issues Handouts|
These articles on topics of interest to families and Youth related to their rights under the American's with Disabilities Act. All articles are available on the web.
|ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities|
This guide offers practical planning information for before, during, and after an emergency/evacuation situation. You can read it online or download it as a PDF file.
|ADA Quiz Book|
This book has a collection of puzzles, questions, quizzes, and case studies on the ADA & accessible information technology
|Americans with Disabilities Act and the Emerging Workforce|
This book is about how courts have interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act and the issues that affect employment of people with disabilities.
|College Guide for Students with Disabilities|
This brochure gives students information about their rights and responsibilities as a college student.
|Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: What the Research Tells Us|
This report describes how AUCD and AAIDD think the next 25 years should look like for people with disabilities. It was written as the Americans With Disabilities Act turned 25 years old. The entire report can be downloaded for free.
|Disability Behind Bars: Should the ADA Protect Prisoners?|
An article about people in prison and the ADA
|Enforcing the ADA, A Status Report|
From 1994 to 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice issued these quarterly status reports. They covered selected ADA activities of the Department. All of the reports are available in both electronic format and printed versions.
|Existing Facility Checklist|
This 87-page document explains in detail how to make places accessible for people who have physical disabilities. You can download it as a PDF.
|Fact sheet series from the Job Accommodations Network|
This series of fact sheets explain many important issues related to employment and people with disabilities.
|Learning About The Americans with Disabilities Act and Working|
Curriculum to teach about the ADA and getting a job (Title I of the ADA).
|Olmstead Progress Report: Disability Advocates Assess Olmstead Implementation After Two Years|
This report explains how states were using federal funds to implement the Olmstead decision three years after it was passed.
|Questions & Answers About Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act|
This webpage explains how ADA might apply to job applicants and employees with intellectual disabilities.
|Rights and Reality II|
This is a guide to rights of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. It explains many laws, rules and programs on both the state and Federal level, and can be purchased or downloaded for free as a series of PDF files.
|Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act|
This report shows many states are not living up to the Americans with Disabilities Act that says states need to help people with disabilities live independently. This is troubling because the Act had been passed 14 years earlier.
|Tax Incentives Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990|
The report gives an overview of the tax benefits available to businesses to become more inclusive according to ADA.
|Technical Assistance Manual: Title I of the ADA|
This online manual reviews the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to employment.
|The ABCs of the ADA: Your Early Childhood Program's Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act|
This book is about including young children with disabilities in early childhood programs
|The ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook|
This document provides basic information about disability rights and ways to find more information.
|The Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers|
This booklet gives answers to some of the most often asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Potential for Police Liability and Ways to Avoid It|
This magazine article describes what police departments need to do to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This report to the US Congress became the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities Act. It came from the National Council on Disability.
|Using the ADA for Parents of Children with Disabilities|
This fact sheet talks about a part of the ADA that protects parents of children with disabilities.
|What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement|
This book is about how people with disabilities fought together to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
|ADA Information Line for Documents and Questions|
This phone line is a government service to answer questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|ADA National Network|
A national network that provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
|ADA Technical Assistance Program|
This agency provides free information and technical assistance on the ADA. It serves businesses, non-profit service providers, state and local governments, people with disabilities, and the general public.
|Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers|
Centers that help businesses, community agencies, and persons with disabilities understand the ADA.
|Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)|
This national organization fights for the civil and human rights of all people with disabilities.
|Disability Rights Section of the US Department of Justice|
The Disability Rights section seeks to help people with disabilities to have equal opportunity in all areas of life. It does so using the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
A government commission supporting people's employment rights.
|Great Lakes ADA Center|
This Center provides information, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and accessible information technology (IT).
|New England ADA Center|
This Center gives information on the ADA to businesses, government, and individuals in the New England area.
|The ADA Legacy Project|
This project brings together people who are working to preserve the history of the disability rights movement, celebrate the present, and educate others about disability rights.
People Who Can Help
|Mary Kay Kennedy|
Mary Kay Kennedy has been responsible for the development of self-advocacy curricula, innovative outreach approaches, and effective community organizing workshops. She has been successful at helping groups build individual and collective leadership on...
I am a law professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where I have taught since 1983. Among other things, I teach in the area of disability law, covering statutes and regulations under Section 504, the ADA, and IDEA, and criminal jus...
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