for Technical Assistance
The Disability Law
A 50-page guide to the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws. The handbook answers questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Social Security, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, and the Fair Housing Act Amendments.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended
Following is the current text of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [ADA], including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009.
with Disabilities Act Handbook (DOJ) 680 pgs. 1991
The Americans with Disabilities Act handbook is a large manual that contains the full text of the statute (Titles I - V), the regulations for titles I-III (including interpretive analysis), the ADA Accessibility Guidelines, the Uniform Accessibility Standards and related resource materials.
Disabilities Act Questions & Answers (DOJ/EEOC) 35 pgs.
This 32 page booklet, produced by the EEOC and the DOJ, addresses all titles of the Act in a question and answer format.
Disabilities Act Statutory Deadlines (DOJ) 2 pgs. 1990
This document lists dates when each part of the law goes into effect.
the Americans with Disabilities Act (EEOC) 2 pgs.
This succinct document outlines the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act including which employers are covered, which individuals are covered, basic requirements of the law, guidelines for interviewing and screening applicants and how to file charges of employment discrimination.
Information Services (DOJ) 2003.
This list contains the telephone numbers and Internet addresses of federal agencies and other organizations that provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and informal guidance in understanding and complying with different provisions of the ADA.
Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA (DOJ)
This publication provides guidance on the ADA's service animal provisions and should be read in conjunction with the publication ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals.
Learn About the
Americans with Disabilities Act in Your Local Library
(DOJ) 10 pgs. 1998 To make access to information about the ADA as easy as a trip to your local library, the Department of Justice, through a grant to the Kansas State Library and the Chief Officers of State Libraries Agencies, has sent an ADA Information File containing technical assistance documents to 15,000 libraries across the country. This document gives a profile of some of the ADA documents that are available.
Myths & Facts
about the Americans with Disabilities Act (DOJ) 3 pgs.
This booklet addresses some of the most common misconceptions regarding the ADA and clarifies certain portions.
Consuming Interest: A Guide to Titles II & III of the Americans
with Disabilities Act for People with Vision Loss (DOJ)
48 pgs. 1993
This guide provides a good orientation to the Americans with Disabilities Act and defines key terms with relevant examples. In a Q & A format, the guide explains the rights of people with visual impairments to state and local government services (Title II) and public accommodations (Title III)
and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons
with HIV/AIDS. (DOJ) 2012.
The document explains the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS.
Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ADA National
This brief guide provides an overview of how federal laws govern the rights of a person who use assistance animals
for Improving Accessibility (NIDRR/DOE) 2 pgs. 1992
This document describes tax incentives that are available for businesses that improve accessibility within their facility.
Incentives Packet on the Americans with Disabilities Act
This packet describes tax incentives that are available for businesses that improve accessibility within their facility and also provides the link to the relevant IRS forms.
of Federal Tax Incentives Supporting the Americans with Disabilities
A discussion paper by Craig White, University of New Mexico, on federal tax incentives after recent developments in the ADA.
Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (DOJ) 2014.
This publication is designed to help title II entities (State and local governments) and title III entities (businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the public) (together, "covered entities") understand how the rules for mobility devices apply to them. These rules went into effect on March 15, 2011.
Personal Assistance Services and Assistive Technology (PDF
by Wendy Strobel and Jennifer Todd McDonough
ADA Q & A: Health
Care Providers by Deborah Leuchovius, PACER ADA Specialist.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Both public and private hospitals and health care facilities must provide their services to people with disabilities in a nondiscriminatory manner. To do so, they may have to modify their policies and procedures, provide auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, remove barriers from existing facilities, and follow new ADA accessibility standards for new construction and alteration projects.