US Department of Justice

The US Department of Justice, often abbreviated as DOJ, is responsible for issuing rules for Title II (state and local government) and Title III (businesses and nonprofit organizations that are open to the public) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ is also responsible for enforcing these rules, though the DOJ works on enforcement with several other federal agencies. For example, it works with the US Department of Education on education-related enforcement and the US Department of Transportation on transportation-related enforcement.

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The DOJ has adopted the physical access requirements developed by the US Access Board. This made them enforceable under the ADA, and now they are known as the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Also, the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ has created a useful website, ADA.gov.


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Snow Removal: For Business Owners
Infographic titled 'Snow Removal for Business Owners' featuring a man walking through the snow with a cane.

'Where a public accommodation must provide an accessible route, the route must remain accessible and not blocked by obstacles'
- Department of Justice ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual

After snow, businesses should AVOID:
Plowing snow into accessible parking, access isles, or curb cuts.
Having snow or ice on the accessible route to the entrance.

Removing snow is a readily achievable barrier removal

If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the Northeast ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232
Notable Developments in Disability Access in 2018
Infographic titled 'Notable Developments in Disability Access in 2018' featuring several text boxes:

1. Refreshed standards for web access take effect.

2. The Department of Justice (DOJ) creates a settlement agreement to reduce the user of nursing facilities to serve people with serious psychiatric conditions.

3. DOJ affirms website accessibility applies to public accommodations.

If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the Northeast ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232