into law on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits
discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services
provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private
companies, and in commercial facilities. These sites provide valuable information
about the ADA for people with disabilities, employers, local businesses, and
The ADA Technical Assistance
Program is a federally funded network of organizations that provide ADA information,
training and technical assistance to businesses, agencies and people with
disabilities. The web site provides links to the ten regional Disability
and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs), a list of federally
approved publications distributed
by the DBTACs (with links when available), and related documents and web sites.
The Department of Justice
is responsible for issuing and enforcing many of the ADA regulations. Its
authoritative web site includes a wide range of technical assistance materials,
settlement information, and related documents.