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    ADA regulations about access to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities: background explainer, fact sheets, and infographics.
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    Info and easy how-to videos that explain the ADA regulations that ensure an accessible bus ride for 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.
  • What Is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
    The ADA defines disability and has five titles (sections) that forbid a wide range of discrimination.

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Title II and Local Government

'Title II and Local Government'

Title II of the ADA requires equal access to all programs, services, and activities of local government, including, but not limited to:

Voting, recreation, planning and zoning, libraries, police and fire departments, public streets and sidewalks, public schools, and more!

If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact us at 1-800-949-4232. Share on Facebook

Access to Public Services

Infographic that says: Access to Public Services
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to public entities and their programs, services, and activities. 
The ADA defines a public entity as:
- Any state or local government
- Any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a state or states or local government
- The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and any commuter authority
What are some examples?
- Town libraries
- City police departments
- County government offices
- Public schools and universities
- City subways Share on Facebook

Title II: What is a Public Entity?

'Title II: What Is a Public Entity?'

Title II of the ADA applies to 'Public Entities.'
These include: any state or local government, departments and agencies of state or local government, and commuter rail authorities and AMTRAK.

If you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities act, contact us at 1-800-949-4232. Share on Facebook

The ADA in K-12 Schools

Infographic that says: The ADA in K-12 Schools
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to public schools (including charter schools) and private schools from kindergarten through high school.
Religiously controlled schools are exempt from the ADA, but state or local nondiscrimination laws may still apply.
What does the ADA impact in schools?
- All educational programs, services, and activities
- Access to school buildings and facilities, summer programs, and extracurricular activities
- Parent-teacher conferences, school board meetings, adult education, sporting events, school plays, and graduation ceremonies Share on Facebook

Five Titles of the ADA

Infographic that says: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has five titles, or parts:

Title I Employment;
Title II Access to state and local government programs and services;
Title III Access to private businesses’ goods and services;
Title IV Access to telecommunications;
Title V Provisions and relationship to other laws. Share on Facebook

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 Share on Facebook

Blog Posts

  • Housing accessibility conundrum: What do these questions have in common?
    May 20, 2020
    “I would like to know how to file an ADA complaint against my landlord. He told me I cannot have a reserved parking space near my apartment that I need because of my disability.” “M...
  • Explainer: Accessible Absentee Voting in NYS
    May 10, 2022
    Joe Zesski of the Northeast ADA Center explains the role technology can play in accommodating voters with disabilities. It's the law in New York state that voters must be permitted to vote privately...
  • Disability and Employment Discrimination Laws in the US Virgin Islands
    September 30, 2019
    By: Archie Jennings Archie Jennings is the lead attorney for the Northeast ADA Center’s US Virgin Island affiliate, the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands. He was asked to write a...
  • Making Sense of the Numbers
    January 30, 2020
    Recently, the Northeast ADA Center received an email that asked for direction in understanding estimates of the numbers and percentage of people with disabilities in the United States. The emailer w...
  • Weather Not So Delightful: Snow Removal and the ADA
    March 13, 2017
    As winter hangs on here in the Northeast, snow can be a challenge for businesses and a barrier for individuals with disabilities. Snow plowed into the access aisle of an accessible parking space, or a...