Northeast ADA Center

One of 10 ADA centers throughout the United States, the Northeast ADA Center aims to assist people in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands with ADA-related concerns. The Northeast ADA Center provides information, guidance, and training on all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also provides this website! It is based in the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the ILR School at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.


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  • The ADA and Parking
    Accessible parking is a common feature in parking lots—and a common topic in questions posed on the...
  • The ADA and Employers
    This article explains essential employment-related terms and concepts in the Americans with Disabili...
  • The ADA and Transportation Providers
    Consider why accessible transportation is so important and find an overview of requirements for publ...
  • The ADA and Service Animals
    What’s a service animal? The answer depends on the situation, and this FAQ article explains the basi...
  • About Advocacy Resources
    How and why the Northeast ADA Center can help you find resources for disability rights, enforcement,...

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  • 28th Anniversary of the ADA!
    07/18/2018- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This legislation established a comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discr...
  • Did you know you can follow the Northeast ADA Center on social media?
    05/18/2017-  Did you know you can follow the Northeast ADA Center on social media?  You can follow us on Facebook by going to https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-ADA-Center-394193790770343/  On...
  • The Northeast ADA Center is on Social Media
    03/16/2017- Did you know you can follow the Northeast ADA Center on social Media?  You can follow us on Facebook by going tohttps://www.facebook.com/Northeast-ADA-Center-394193790770343/  On T...
  • Updates
    04/15/2020- The Northeast ADA Center team hopes that this newsletter finds you well. The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is hitting the disability community especially hard. Not only are people concerned for their hea...
  • Free Webinar - Implementing the ADA in a Health Care Setting
    03/19/2020- Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM ESTPresenters: Joe Zesski, Program Manager, Northeast ADA CenterSally Heron, Ithaca Center Manager, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York People wi...

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What is the best way to reach the Northeast ADA Center?
What is the best way to reach the Northeast ADA Center?
You can reach out in several ways. In 2022, the top five ways people contacted us for help with their questions on the Americans with Disabilities Act were:
-Phone 54%
-Email 34%
-Website 10%
-In person 1%
-Relay 0.004%
Who reaches out to the Northeast ADA Center?
Who reaches out to the Northeast ADA Center?
Here are the top five roles of people who contacted us with their questions in 2022:
- Individual with a disability 48%
- Family member 12%
- Unknown 9%
- Business 8%
- Consumer advocate 5%
What were the ADA hot topics?
What were the ADA hot topics?
2022
People ask the Northeast ADA Center team all kinds of questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
The five the most asked about topics in 2022 were: 1 - Reasonable accommodation; 2 - Facility access; 3 - General ADA questions; 4 - Enforcement; 5 - Service animals
Aging and the ADA
Infographic titled 'Aging and the ADA' featuring a senior couple in a movie theater.
The ADA benefits older people too!
How does the ADA Help?
Easy and safe parking. No more heavy doors. Ways to hear better at shows. Wide entrances and aisles. Easier access to information.

If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the Northeast ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232
Snow Removal: General
Infographic featuring a man using crutches walking through the snow.
Winter is hard enough...
To ensure access, snow removal should be done quickly!
Remember... The ADA requires maintenance of accessible features by state/local government and businesses.
State laws may have penalties for entities failing to remove snow or blocking access.
If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the Northeast ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232