ADA Amendments Act and Related Regulations

ADA Title II and Title III Regulations Fact Sheet Series

The U.S. Department of Justice recently revised the ADA Title II and Title III regulations. These regulations amend the DOJ's Title II requirements for State and Local Governments and Title III requirements for Places of Public Accommodation. Many of the regulations took effect March 15, 2011 with some requirements going into effect March 15, 2012. In response to these regulatory changes, the National Network of ADA Centers has created a Fact Sheet Series to give guidance around the specific changes. Each fact sheet focuses on a different topic, providing an overview of what the revised regulations are for that topic. You may access PDF versions of each fact sheet below.

En Español
El Departamento de Justicia de E.U. (DOJ por sus siglas en inglés) revisó recientemente sus regulaciones para el Título II y III de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés). Estas regulaciones enmiendan los requerimientos del DOJ para el Título II que aplican a los Gobiernos Estatales y Locales, y los requerimientos para el Título III que aplican a las entidades privadas que ofrecen servicios al público en general. Muchas de las regulaciones entraron en vigor el 15 de marzo de 2011, y algunos requerimientos entrarán en vigor el 15 de marzo de 2012. En respuesta a estos cambios en las regulaciones, la Red Nacional de Centros de la ADA ha creado una Serie de Hojas Informativas para orientar acerca de los cambios específicos. Cada hoja informativa se enfoca en un tema diferente, proveyendo una noción general de las regulaciones revisadas en cada tema. Puede accesar las versiones en PDF de cada hoja informativa abajo.

ADA Amendments Act Fact Sheet

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ADA 22nd Anniversary Article

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in place for 22 years and while we have seen marked improvement in some aspects of the law, we are still struggling to ensure its full implementation. The ADA has its champions, for example people like Senator Harkin continue to push policy makers to make disability employment a priority. There are also thousands of champions for the law who work to improve ADA implementation in their own communities. An important goal for the Northeast ADA Center is to support the individuals, allies and agencies who promote important disability related changes in their local communities. We want to be a resource for independent living centers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, business people and business owners, and state and local government officials who want to improve implementation of the ADA in their local communities. Let us know how we can help you by calling 800.949.4232!


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