ADA and Accessibility Guidelines

ADA and Accessibility Guidelines

The ADA is a federal civil rights law created to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in regards to employment, access to private business, state and local government and telecommunications services.

Federal Agencies

United States Access Board The U. S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

The U. S. Access Board, ADA Guidelines and Standards Guideline of ADA standards.

United States Department of Justice DOJ’s standards apply to all facilities covered by the ADA, except public transportation facilities, which are subject to DOT’s (Department of Transportation) standards.

The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. For general ADA information, answers to specific technical questions, free ADA materials, or information about filing a complaint, call 800-514-0301.

Ten Things You May Not Know About the ADA.

United States Department of Transportation

Federal Transportation Administration, ADA Standards for transportation. DOT’s ADA standards (2006) apply to facilities used by state and local governments to provide designated public transportation services, including bus stops and stations, and rail stations.

Codes and Standards

2010 U. S. Department of Justice ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

International Code Council

U. S. Access Board, Architectural Barrier Standards

ADA Info

ADA National Network Information; Guidance and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Employment A Guide for People With Disabilities Seeking Employment from

Job Accommodation Network Employees’ Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations Under the American’s with Disabilities Act.

Job Accommodation Network's Information for Individuals.

EEOC- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Your Employment Rights as a Person with a Disability.


ADA National Network Fact Sheet on Accessible Parking

Parking Mobility A smart phone app allowing consumers to assist in the enforcement of accessible parking violations.

Other Accessibility Resources

ADA Checklist for readily achievable barrier removal.

AEMA An Association of the Members of the Accessibility Industry is a non-profit organization formed in 1990 to meet the needs of the accessibility equipment manufacturers, distributors and end users. In 2005 the association modified its vision and its bylaws in order to create an all industry members association. Any person, firm or corporation with an interest in the private residence elevator and accessibility equipment industry may join the association and become a full voting member with equal input into the activities of the association.

National Trails Training Project ADA guidelines for accessible hiking trails.

ASTC Association of Science-Technology Centers, Accessible Practices.

U. S. Forest Service Accessibility Guidelines for recreational programs.

U. S. General Services Administration on Accessible Facility Design.

International Code Council page on Accessibility Information.

Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access

National Center on Accessibility

Whole Building Design Guide The WBDG is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of Building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a ‘whole buildings’ perspective.

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