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.
- Detention & Correctional Facilities (PDF)
ADA National Network Fact Sheet #8: Detention & Correctional Facilities
Ask About the ADA
- Personal Mobility Devices and Charging Stations
Q: I have a motorized wheelchair that I use for my mobility. Are municipal buildings required to have charging stations in case I need to charge my wheelchair? A: Under Title II of the Americans with...
- How has the US Department of Justice helped to ensure equal and effective access for people with disabilities to health care?
Q: How has the US Department of Justice helped to ensure equal and effective access for people with disabilities to health care? A: The US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, in coll...
- I noticed that snow has been plowed into the accessible parking space(s) at my grocery store. Isn't this an ADA violation?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III Regulations include a responsibility “to maintain in operable working condition those features of facilities that are required to be readily a...
- My business has requests from time to time to provide for interpreters and other services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Are there any tax benefits I can claim to assist me with these costs?
Good news! Assuming that your business counts as a “small business” under Section 44 of the Internal Revenue Code, you can get a tax credit of up to $15,000 for a variety of accessibility-...
- Does the ADA apply to all apartments and condominiums?
The ADA does not always apply to apartments and condominiums. In terms of housing, Title II entities (state and local government) have an obligation under the ADA to provide access and services in an...
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- The Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Accessible Parking
March 17, 2016
We receive a number of calls about accessible parking in housing settings, like apartments and condos, so today I want to highlight the accessible parking requirements and regulations in the Fair Hous...
- Title II of the ADA
July 26, 2019
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all programs, services, and activities operated by, on behalf of, or with the substantial support of state or local government. Thi...
- Title II and the ADA: You’re not alone!
March 24, 2016
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 equal...
- I know I am required to have accessible parking spaces…but where do I put them???
April 04, 2016
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
July 20, 2020
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...
- Overview of the Proposed Standards for Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment
December 09, 2015
This webinar will review the proposed accessibility standards developed by the U.S. Access Board for equipment used in medical settings by health care providers for diagnostic purposes, including: exa...
- Access to Sports Facilities
June 24, 2015
This webinar will provide an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards requirements for access to Sports Facilities. Topics covered will include Areas of indoor and outdoor sports activity, including c...
- Access to Community Recreation Areas
June 10, 2015
This webinar will provide an overview of the recreation areas required to be accessible under the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, including: amusement rides, boating facilities, fishin...
- The ADA and accessible transportation (Title II and Title III)
February 11, 2015
This webinar will provide an overview of how the ADA applies to transportation for both Title II and Title III entities. We will review the ADA Standards issued by the U.S. Department of Transpo...
- The 2010 Revised ADA Accessibility Guidelines for the Virgin Islands
March 30, 2012
This live, instructor-led online program will provide an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and highlight those areas where accessibility requirements in the Virgin Islands Build...
- New Edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard Approved
June 21, 2017
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved the 2017 edition of the ICC A117.1 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This voluntary consensus standard...
- Animation on Signs Now Available from the U.S. Access Board
February 15, 2017
A new animation on accessible signage is now available from the U.S. Access Board as part of its online guide to standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Arch...
- U.S. Access Board Releases Animation on Sales and Service Counters
August 15, 2018
The U.S. Access Board has released an animation on accessible sales and service counters as part of its online guide to standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Archite...
- Access Board ABA Case Results in Improved Access to Historic Federal Building
April 17, 2019
The General Services Administration (GSA) has improved access to the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building and United States Court House in Chattanooga, Tennessee in response to a complaint filed with the...
- HUD Proposes New Rule Recognizing Additional Building Codes and Standards to Encourage More Housing Development
March 19, 2020
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule that would recognize additional sets of standards and model building code editions that, when followed in the desig...