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.
State- and Territory-Based Accessibility Requirements
Learn about the relationship between federal ADA standards and state or local accessibility standards, in the context of the built environment. Also find links to accessibility-related building codes...
What’s the Olmstead decision? How does it relate to Title II of the ADA? This article introduces the Olmstead decision and looks at a few related court cases in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.
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.
State & Local Government Overview
This overview of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes links to additional articles on our site that explore Title II more deeply.
Ask About the ADA
- Are there any State or Federal agencies that proactively enforce the ADA?
While multiple Federal agencies are tasked with enforcing parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they rely on individuals to file complaints to start the process. The ADA is a complaint-d...
- Are there State laws that protect people with disabilities?
Yes. Where the ADA sets the floor for disability rights and protections, states can go further to protect individual rights. Laws such as the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the New Jerse...
- If I have a problem voting because of a barrier related to my disability on Election Day, who should I contact?
The right to an equal opportunity to vote is protected under multiple federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you believe that you faced discrimination while attempting to vote,...
- My hospital is controlled by a religious organization. Does Title III of the ADA still apply?
Yes and no. Religious organizations or entities controlled by religious organizations are exempt from Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, they are subject to the Title I e...
- Can a job coach be a type of reasonable accommodation?
A: Yes. Job coaching can benefit employees with different types of disabilities and work-related needs. For example, a job coach can assist an employee to learn job duties, to create strategies for or...
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- Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council: Proposed State Plan 2017-2021 Goals
July 14, 2016
Dear Community Stakeholder: The Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (VIDDC) is requesting public comments for the proposed 5-Year State Plan goals. The VIDDC is one of 56 federally...
- 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...
- Did International Day of Persons with Disabilities get you thinking about disability in your organization?
December 07, 2016
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated annually on December 3rd around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day was &ld...
- Accessible Parking Requirements—Not as Clear Cut as You May Think, Part 2
March 09, 2016
This is the second of several posts throughout March that discuss accessible parking space design requirements, including those requirements that are unique to the Northeast ADA Center’s&...
- Service Animals at Work in the Human Workplace
December 22, 2015
by Joe Zesski and Angela Winfield Is it mandatory to allow service animals in the workplace? This is a tricky question. And, like most tricky questions, the answer is it depends. Under the America...
- Reasonable Accommodation: A Focus on Small Employers
August 11, 2017
Reasonable accommodation is a cornerstone of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation allows people to approach the same work, in a way that works for them;...
- Accessible Beach Access Routes
June 28, 2017
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. This webinar will review the scoping and technical require...
- State of the Community Virtual Conference: How the ADA Trainer/Leadership Network is Changing Local Communities
September 21, 2016
Since 2007, the Northeast ADA Center and its ADA National Network partners have trained hundreds of disability professionals, advocates, and others to present a carefully designed curriculum to...
- How Can We Help? The Impact of Technical Assistance
July 13, 2016
The Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance team provides one-on-one, on-demand ADA guidance to any stakeholder in its region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Vi...
- The state of Employment for People with Disabilities: Opportunities and Challenges with Social Media and Employment
May 27, 2015
It is more and more common that employers recruit, screen, and conduct much of the hiring process online. While this has given employers new ways of finding workers, it has presented challenges for em...
- College Students Rally at New York State Capitol, Fighting to Secure Funding for Disability Services
February 19, 2020
Students with disabilities from across the state have gathered at the Capitol to urge increased state funding for higher education disability services. The State Education Department has included a $1...
- Formulation/Development of New York's 3-Year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) 2020-2022
July 18, 2018
Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, provides the authority for the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC) and the network of Federally-Funded Centers for Indepen...
- Spanish Version of DDS Brochures Available in NJ
November 20, 2019
In addition to an English and audio version, New Jersey Resources 2019-2020 is now available in Spanish! The Spanish version is available both electronically and in print. View it electronically here...
- SCOTUS Orders State, City Responses to Lawyer's Certiorari Petition in ADA Suit Over Courthouse Access
February 21, 2019
The high court's directive to the state and city comes as part of an increasingly fierce legal battle being waged between disabled lawyer Caner Demirayak and government officials over what type of cha...
- Five Years In, Critics Say NY Agency Offers Little Justice for Disabled
August 15, 2018
Over a recent three-year period, 10,117 vulnerable New Yorkers died while in state care or the care of a program overseen by the state. In at least 140 of those, the state Justice Center for the Prote...