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Mayor Menino playing drums
Boston’s Longest Serving Mayor

December 27, 1942 - October 30, 2014

Mayor Thomas Menino plays drums at Boston’s 20th Anniversary of the ADA

Man testing out stair lift
ADA Field-Based Training Day Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2014

We invite municipalities in New England to submit proposals

For more information and an application

Scale ruler
Would You Like to Learn How to Read Architectural Drawings?

We have an introductory workshop for novices.

Find out more information about our Plan Reading Workshops

TIC Network
Listen to ADA Updates on the Talking Information Center Network (TIC)

During “Mission Possible” (Monday & Tuesday live 12:00-12:30 PM)

To learn more and listen to the show

Screen shot from our ADA 20th Anniversary celebration video
Save the Date for the 25th Anniversary of the ADA in Boston!

Celebrate on Boston Common Wednesday July 22, 2015

Watch our Boston Common 20th ADA Celebration from 2010

ADA march on Washington DC
The ADA Legacy Project

Preserve the past, celebrate the present and educate the future

Celebrate the ADA 25th Anniversary in 2015

We provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act to individuals, businesses, and government at the local, state and regional levels.

Jill S. Johanning
Can I provide a garbage disposal at an accessible sink in an office?
Jillian Shedd
Does a private lot/ landlord have the right to tow a car that does not have the correct criteria of an accessible parking placard or plate?
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?
Kim Brittenham
My state has no certification for service animals. How can we be sure a dog is a service animal?
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?

We provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act to individuals, businesses, and government at the local, state and regional levels.

Jill S. Johanning
Can I provide a garbage disposal at an accessible sink in an office?
Hannah Goodwin
What are good guidelines for having brochures, flyers, or program notes in largeprint or Braille for one time programs in a museum?
Ben Leavitt
How can a “peer” advocate in their own community bring awareness of the ADA regarding architectural accessibility?
Deborah Garneau
How can a new building get the necessary approvals without being accessible?
Employer shakings hands
How do we accommodate colleagues who complain of allergies to service dogs?

We provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act to individuals, businesses, and government at the local, state and regional levels.

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?
Jillian Shedd
Does a private lot/ landlord have the right to tow a car that does not have the correct criteria of an accessible parking placard or plate?
Erika
My dog helps me calm down when my PTSD is triggered. Is this a ‘task’ under the ADA?
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?
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