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Celebrate the 27th anniversary of the ADA
Celebrate the Anniversary of the ADA!

Wednesday, July 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

At the Institute for Human Centered Design

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ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. ADAActionGuide.org
Now Online!

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New England ADA, a project of IHCD
Providing guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Do you have an ADA question?

Call 800-949-4232 or submit an ADA question.

Facing addiction in America
Addiction is a chronic illness like heart disease

People in recovery have rights too!

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ADA Architectural Accessibility Laws Course
New Architectural Accessibility Laws Web Course!

Free and available 24/7

Learn more about the web course

ADA National Network
The Americans with Disabilities Act National Network

The New England ADA Center is a proud member of the ADA National Network

See new ADA fact sheets on our website

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

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The single user toilet room complies with the 1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and the sink overlaps the space required at a toilet. Does the single user toilet room have to be renovated so that it complies with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design?
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A patient who is deaf requested a sign language interpreter. The cost of the interpreter is more than the reimbursement from health insurance. Do we have to provide interpreters?
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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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A neighborhood sidewalk is obstructed by a big tree, making it impossible for people with disabilities to use the sidewalk. The road and sidewalk were recently redone. What does the law require?
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If an employer has a zero tolerance drug policy, and an employee tests positive because they take Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid usage, as prescribed by a doctor, can they be denied employment?

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

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An architect is designing a two story factory, 50,000 sq feet per story. Is an elevator required?
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I’m visually impaired and have difficulty reading my bank statement. Can I ask the bank to send me bills in large print?
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
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I was fired from my job because I tested positive for marijuana. I have a prescription for marijuana to help manage pain related to my MS. Can my employer fire me?

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

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An architect is installing a Transfer Type accessible shower. Is there a maximum height specified for the vertical bar that attaches to the spray nozzle?
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I’m visually impaired and have difficulty reading my bank statement. Can I ask the bank to send me bills in large print?
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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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A student with a disability wants to take an online course and needs extended time. The student was told that he can't have extended time for online courses because the professor doesn’t want students to procrastinate until the end of the semester. What can the student do?
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Are people who consider themselves transgender covered by the ADA?



























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