Resources to Get You Started




ADA Powerpoint Presentations

Union Tribune Article: 04/19/2011 ADA Accessibility and Small Businesses

Daily Transcript Article: Steven Schraibman



Useful Links

More Useful ADA Compliance Links

ADA Home page – Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Fact Sheet – Adoption of the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design- Factsheet explaining the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.

ADA Regulations – ADA Standards in PDF format

Guidance on the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design – This document provides detailed guidance on the revised regulations.

ADA Standards for Accessible Design (as of September, 2002)- The PDF version of the ADA Standards contains the full formatted text and graphics, as published in the Code of Federal Regulations, complete with links to figures, graphics and cross-referenced sections, making it easier for users to quickly read and understand related requirements.

Accessibility Cheat Sheet – ADA, ICC/ANSI A117.1, UFAS, FFHA, TAS – view all the differences.

State and Local ADA Requirements – National list of state and local ADA building codes.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) – ADAAG serves as the basis for standards used to enforce the design requirements of the ADA. These standards are maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). It is these standards that the public is required to follow. Regulations issued from these agencies provide important information on using and applying the standards.

ADA Document Portal – Collection of 7400 documents relative to ADA

ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments – This document assists state and local governments in understanding and complying with ADA’s requirements.

15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act web site – Celebraing 15 years of information, technical assistance, and training relative to ADA.

Barrier Free Guide by Bobrick Washroom Accessories – Summary of design criteria for barrier free washrooms.

ADA Basics – Introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act which explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) – List of guidelines developed by the Access Board for compliance with ADA.

U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page – Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities – Guide for business owners on what is required for ADA compliance.

ADA Business Connection – Information to help businesses understand the ADA requirements.

ADA Document Portal – contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

ADA Guide for Small Business – Department of Justice guideliness for ADA compliance. (PDF File)

U.S. Access Board web site – The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

Adaptive Environments – Non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities.

ADA Game – Play a game that simulates how advocacy can promote positive changes. As advocates for disability rights, players work together in one of ten virtual communities to improve awareness and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers – The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established ten regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA. The centers act as a “one-stop” central, comprehensive resource on ADA issues in employment, public services, public accommodations, and communications.