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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.

ADA. United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
The ADA requires captioning and audio description

in a movie theatre near you…

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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.

 

Jill S. Johanning
Can I provide a garbage disposal at an accessible sink in an office?
Mike Charron
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it is hard to open doors to many businesses. Are automatic openers required?
Kim Brittenham
Does my son’s school have to rebuild the stage to be accessible from the auditorium or should everyone use the rear entrance which is accessible?
Jill S. Johanning
Does adding a crosswalk constitute an alteration and require curb ramps with detectable warnings?
Employer at desk talking with employee
What best practices can you provide in terms of emergency evacuation plans for colleagues with physical disabilities, particularly when elevator use is restricted?

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.

 

Jill Johanning
Will our registration desk in our hotel meet the ADA requirements if we provide a pull out tray?
Mike Charron
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it is hard to open doors to many businesses. Are automatic openers required?
Erika
My dog helps me calm down when my PTSD is triggered. Is this a ‘task’ under the ADA?
Kim Brittenham
A lot of businesses in my town are not accessible for a wheelchair or walker. Does my municipal government have a responsibility to help the shops improve access?
Employer
If a colleague complains of an allergy to a perfume or scent that another colleague is wearing, what steps can be taken? Is there a best practice that can be utilized?

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.

 

Jill S. Johanning
A college has individual apartment buildings converted from historic homes. How do I understand the requirements for a number of accessible units in an individual house vs. number of accessible units for this type of housing?
Hannah Goodwin
What are good guidelines for having brochures, flyers, or program notes in largeprint or Braille for one time programs in a museum?
Ash
Why aren’t all businesses accessible to me yet? I’m 15 and use a wheelchair, but the ADA is 23!
Deborah Garneau
Patients want to bring their therapy cats into the hospital, is this allowed under the ADA?
Medical Marijuana
Now that medical marijuana/cannabis exists in some states, does an employer have to permit an employee to use it at work?



























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