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  • 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.
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    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...
  • 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.
  • 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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    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.

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  • Courts and Accessible Electronic Documents
    Q: I am an attorney who uses a screen reader due to my disability. I have a case in the circuit court. Must the court provide me with accessible versions of electronic documents? A: The answer to thi...
  • 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...
  • Does the ADA apply to websites?
    Yes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites for Title II and Title III. Title II covers state and local government and their related entities while Title III addresses public ac...
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    Q: What COVID-19 resources do you recommend? A: First, let’s acknowledge that coping with COVID-19 can be very difficult, and we hope you’re doing okay with whatever challenges brought yo...
  • What is the ADA?
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including j...


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.

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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!

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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.
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Accessible Camping
Infographic titled 'Accessible Camping': Only 7% of accredited camps offer inclusive services so that children with and without disabilities can participate together. Under the ADA, campus run by state/local government and by private organizations must provide physical and program access for campers with disabilities.
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Five Titles of the ADA
Infographic titled 'Five Titles of the ADA'
Rights are protected by the five titles, or major parts, of the ADA.
1: Ensures access to employment for employers with more than 15 employees.
2: Ensures access to state and local government.
3: Ensures access to private businesses.
4: Ensures access to telecommunications.
5: Contains various provisions and relationships with other laws.
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