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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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Managed by: John Smith (smith144@umn.edu) of Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (30 Products)
Electronic Media (19 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (11 Products)
Other (1 Products)
People Who Can Help (2 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
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
A fact sheet from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This fact sheet 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.
Toward Independence
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.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
ADA and Disability Law
This DVD helps employers comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADA Anniversary Tool Kit
An online tool kit for use by the public and the media. It provides resources on the ADA including background, history and disability statistics.
ADA Building Blocks
This web-based training explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA. It is free.
ADA Stories Four Communities Improve Civic Access
This website tells the stories of four communities across the United States. Each has made its programs, services and facilities more accessible for people with disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
This web page gives people with disabilities information about their employment rights under the ADA.
Disability & Employment: A Timeline
To celebrate 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, the Department of Labor put together this interactive, online timeline. It shows important events since 1921 that have helped all people with disabilities get jobs.
Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor
This website tells employers which disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization.
Employment and Disability 30-Second Training Series
These very brief PowerPoint presentations share information helpful in recruiting and retaining employees who have disabilities.
Good Access is Good Business
On this DVD, business owners on public lands talk about the benefits of providing access to people with disabilities.
Olmstead section of ADA.gov
A website that provides information about the Supreme Court's Olmstead ruling and enforcement. It says states need to provide services that allow people with disabilities to be fully included in community.
Reaching Out to Customers With Disabilities
An on-line course that explains how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to businesses.
Ten Employment Myths
This video tells employers ten things that are untrue about hiring people with disabilities. It explains the ADA and is available online for free.
Ten Small Business Mistakes
This video talks about the fears small business owners have about the ADA. You can watch it online.
The ADA and Emergency Shelters: Access for All in Emergencies and Disasters
This guide shows how shelters must prepare in advance so that people with disabilities can use them.
The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability
This webpage explains the rights of employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business
This online handbook is for small business employers. It provides an easy-to-read overview of the basic employment provisions of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they relate to employees and job applicants.
The Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled
This website provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Website visitors will learn about historical events that led up to the act, its impact, and current challenges in applying the ADA today.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's website on disability discrimination
This website has information to help employees and employers understand the complex issues surrounding disability discrimination.
Women's Mental Health: Americans with Disabilities Act and Mental Illness
This web-based article talks about mental health issues and protection under the ADA.
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.
The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH)
This program helps community health programs include people with disabilities, and teaches people with disabilities about staying healthy. It is located in North Carolina.
Other
2004 ADA Requirements for Emergency Evacuation Planning for people with disabilities--Maryland Decision
This product describes a Maryland circuit court decision. It declared that the ADA required places of public accommodation to consider the needs of people with disabilities in developing emergency evacuation plans.
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...
Robert Dinerstein
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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