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  • About the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
    What's in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design? How do these standards relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? This article answers these questions and more.
  • Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
    The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) mandates that buildings and facilities that are designed, built, or funded with federal money be accessible to people with disabilities.
  • The ADA and Title II Public Entities
    The ADA ensures access by people with disabilities to buildings, facilities, programs, services, and activities offered by state and local governments.
  • The ADA and Parking
    Accessible parking is a common feature in parking lots—and a common topic in questions posed on the Northeast ADA Center hotline.
  • The ADA and Health Care Providers
    This article introduces basic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for health care providers.

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  • The Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Accessible Parking
    This week we turn to accessible parking in residential sites. We receive a number of calls about accessible parking in housing settings, like apartments and condos, so this week we wanted to highlight...
  • ADA Anniversary: Focus on Accessible Outdoor Recreation
    Written By: Jennifer Perry Summer is upon us and this is the time of year that many people find themselves wanting to get outside and participate in outdoor recreation activities. People with disabil...
  • Beat the Heat and Play Indoors!
      With summer in full swing, of us here at the Northeast ADA Center are thinking about sports and fitness. With heat indexes soaring, many are seeking the comfort of indoor sport complexes to...
  • Heading to the shore.....
    It’s that time of year that many of us take advantage of the summer weather and “head to the shore” for some R&R. Given that, we wanted to take a minute to remind stakeholders...
  • Title II of the ADA
    Written By: LaWanda Cook Title II of the ADA: A Summary Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all programs, services, and activities operated by, on behalf of, or with...

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Accessible Recreation Opportunities
Infographic featuring pictures of a ferris wheel, a golf ball, a pier, a boat dock, a firing range, and a pool.

The ADA requires recreation opportunities to be accessible to people with disabilities. This includes access to:
Amusement Parks & rides
Boating facilities
Fishing piers 
Miniature golf courses
Golf courses
Bowling lanes
Shooting facilities
Swimming pools and spas

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Important ADA Activists: Judith Heumann
Infographic titled 'Important ADA Activists: Judith Heumann'
Disability rights leader. Founder of Disabled in Action (1970). Led a sit-in to pass the regulations to implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Quote: 'Disability only becomes a tragedy for me when society fails to provide the things we need to lead our lives-job opportunities or barrier-free buildings, for example. It is not a tragedy to me that I'm living in a wheelchair.'
Quote source: Joseph S. P. Shapiro, No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement, page 20, (New York: Times Books, 1993).
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Accommodation at Doctor's Office
Infographic titled 'Accommodation at Doctor's Office' on a background featuring medical crosses.
In order to ensure access to people with disabilities, private and public medical professionals must:

Make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, & procedures.

Provide auxiliary aids & services, such as a sign language interpreter, to ensure the patient can communicate effectively with medical staff.

Ensure physical access so all your patients and future patients can see their doctor.

Medical facilities may not charge patients for accommodations.

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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.

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