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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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    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...
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    The ADA ensures access by people with disabilities to buildings, facilities, programs, services, and activities offered by state and local governments.
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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.

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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...
  • 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...


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

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

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

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

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