Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Signed into law on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on 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 government agencies.

ADA Technical Assistance Program

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.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Links (JAN)

This section of Jan on the Web Points of Interest contains a simple, well-organized list of links to the law, guidelines, technical assistance manuals, and related sites.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center (Duncan C. Kinder)

Contains the ADA statute, regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), tech sheets, and other documents.

National Association of ADA Coordinators (NAADAC)

Information about a nonprofit organization that provides ADA training and technical assistance for its members.

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (The Access Board)

The Access Board is the federal agency that develops and maintains the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which is the ADA standard for new construction and alteration under title III and is one of the standards applicable to title II.

U.S. Department of Justice ADA Homepage

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.

U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) web site has numerous documents relating to the transportation provisions of the ADA, but they are not grouped together. Use the search engine.

Related Subjects

Legal Rights
The Olmstead Decision [added 4/13/01]
Spirit of ADA Torch Relay 2000
Resources in your state