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ADA - American with Disabilities Act

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The 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.

The ADA gives the Department of Justice (DOJ) authority to issue regulations for title II and III of the ADA and to provide technical assistance and enforcement.

Myths and Facts about The Americans with Disabilities Act


U.S. Department of Justice

ADA Home Page - U.S. Department of Justice

Americans With Disabilities Act - 158k text format

Americans With Disabilities Act Information on the Web

ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials - The U.S. Department of Justice provides free ADA materials. Several options are available to obtain these materials.
Phone: 800 - 514 - 0301
TDD:  800 - 514 - 0383

ADA Tax Incentive Packet for Businesses A packet of information to help businesses understand and take advantage of the tax credit and deduction available for complying with the ADA.


Other Federal Agency ADA Internet Sites

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment; also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.
800-669-4000 (voice)
800-669-6820 (TDD)

Department of Transportation offers technical assistance on ADA provisions applying to public transportation.
888-446-4511(voice)
TDD: use relay service
202-366-2285 (voice)
202-366-0153 (TDD)

Federal Communications Commission offers technical assistance on ADA telephone relay service requirements.
Relay service Directory :
202-857-3800 (voice), 202-293-8810 (TDD)
Relay service - questions
202-418-0976 (voice), 202-418-0484 (TDD)

Access Board (or Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
800-872-2253 (voice)
800-993-2822 (TDD)

Department of Education funds ten regional centers to provide technical assistance on the ADA.
800-949-4232 (voice/TDD)

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities answers employment questions and funds the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), which provides advice on accommodating employees
with disabilities.
202-376-6200 (voice)
202-376-6205 (TDD)


Other Sites of Interest - Non Government

Job Accommodation Network - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
800-526-7234 Voice / TTY

JAN Publications and Other Guidances - Excellent online publications for individuals and employers.

ADA Consultants - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) &
Handicap Accessibility Survey Experts.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center - ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and Other Assistance Documents.


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