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  • 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.
  • About Recreation Accessibility
    ADA regulations about access to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities: background explainer, fact sheets, and infographics.
  • 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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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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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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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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Public Beaches Must Be Accessible to People with Disabilities
Beach facilities—such as parking lots, toilet rooms, concessions, and showers—must be accessible and located on an accessible route. Share on Facebook

Blog Posts

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Title II and the ADA: You’re not alone!
    When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, it was hailed by many in the disabled community as a giant leap forward in their struggle for equa...
  • I know I am required to have accessible parking spaces…but where do I put them???
    Most people understand that that if they provide parking at their site/facility, they then have to provide accessible parking as well.   Things get a little trickier sometimes when yo...
  • #Thanks to the ADA—NY
    As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA Nati...

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