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Videos Bring to Life the Promise of the Olmstead Decision
Source: ACL
Content Type: Webpage with videos linked from it "The Promise of Olmstead: 15 Years Later" and "Voices from the Olmstead Decision", are available on ADA.gov website.
The first video is a tribute from the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to the dedicated and brave individuals who have worked to make the Olmstead Decision a way of life. It opens with a statement from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and features stories from advocates. In the closing statement, Associate Attorney General Tony West highlights the Civil Rights Division's Olmstead enforcement efforts, as well as its ongoing commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities can live and participate in, and contribute to, our communities. Voices from the Olmstead Decision shares stories from individuals with disabilities, their family members, and other stakeholders whose lives have been positively impacted by Olmstead's promise of community integration.

Revised ADA Requirements: Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMDs)
Source: Department of Justice
Content Type: PDF
This 6-page document provides guidance on the Department's 2010 regulations regarding the use of wheelchairs and mobility aids, as well as other types of less-traditional powered mobility devices. (2014)

Revised ADA Requirements: Effective Communication
Source: Department of Justice
Content Type: PDF
This 7-page publication provides guidance on the Department's 2010 regulations relating to communicating effectively with people who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities. (2014)

ADA Barrier Removal
Source: ADA National Network
Content Type: Web page
This page contains links to frequently asked questions and answers on the topic of barrier removal under the ADA.

Americans With Disabilities Act
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Web site
The site contains comprehensive information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including all information and technical assistance with the Act.

ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Web page
This page contains the ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities, which is a comprehensive manual discussing the requirements of Title III through the use of questions, answers, and illustrations.

ADA Contact Information
Source: ADA National Network
Content Type: Web page
This page provides a map and contact information for regional ADA National Network Centers throughout the country. Each region provides local ADA events and support.

ADA FAQs
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Web page
This page contains frequently asked questions and answers about the ADA, and is broken down by the following topics: employment; state and local governments; public accommodations; and miscellaneous questions.

Transportation Access
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page contains questions and answers about the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) as they relate to accessibility of transportation facilities for people with disabilities. Topics include covered agencies and projects, transition plans, timing of accessibility improvements, cost, elements of accessible design, funding, maintenance, and criteria.

Access to Health Care Facilities
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: PDF
This publication provides information about accessing medical facilities for individuals with mobility disabilities

Emergency Response
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: PDF
This guide to local governments focuses on making local government emergency preparedness and response programs accessible for people with disabilities.

Title III of ADA
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Web page
This page contains highlights of Title III of the ADA. Title III covers public accommodations, commercial facilities, and certain private entities.

ADA Implementation
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: PDF
This document describes new regulations in the ADA implemented as of March 15, 2011, and assists small business owners in understanding how the new regulations apply to them.

Recreational Facilities
Source: U.S. Access Board
Content Type: Web page
This page provides summaries for accessibility guidelines for numerous recreational facilities, including the following: amusement rides; boating facilities; fishing piers and platforms; miniature golf courses; golf courses; sporting facilities; swimming pools and spas; and play areas.

General ADA Information
Source: U.S. Access Board
Content Type: Web page
This page provides information about each section of the ADA, broken down by topic and section. Within each section, the page gives bullet points of the ADA's requirements and regulations, as well as information about enforcement.

DOJ ADA Complaint form
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Web page
This page provides a discrimination complaint form to report violations of Title II of the ADA, which is designed to prevent the discrimination of individuals with disabilities from participating in the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of public entities.

PVA Overview of ADA
Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America
Content Type: Web page
This page provides general information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, its importance to individuals with disabilities, and areas of the Act that are evolving or need improvement.

Title II of ADA
Source: U.S. Department of Justice Content
Content Type: Web page
This page contains highlights of Title II of the ADA. Title II covers all activities, services, and programs of public entities. Public entities include the departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities of any State or local government.

DOJ Fact Sheets
Source: ADA National Network
Content Type: Web page
This page provides links to fact sheets describing revisions made by the Department of Justice to Titles II and III of the ADA effective on March 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012. The fact sheets give information about changes to the following topics within the ADA: effective communication; exams and courses; lodging; service animals; ticketing; wheelchairs; correctional facilities; overview of 2010 standards of design; and accessible parking.

ADA Technical Assistance Manual
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Web page
This page contains the ADA Title II Technical Assistance Manual Covering State and Local Government Programs and Services, which is a comprehensive manual discussing the requirements of Title II through the use of questions, answers, and illustrations.

DOJ Fact Sheets
Source: ADA National Network
Content Type: Web page
This page provides links to fact sheets describing revisions made by the Department of Justice to Titles II and III of the ADA effective on March 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012. The fact sheets give information about changes to the following topics within the ADA: effective communication; exams and courses; lodging; service animals; ticketing; wheelchairs; correctional facilities; overview of 2010 standards of design; and accessible parking.

Bazelon Center overview of ADA
Source: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Content Type: Web page
The page gives an overview of Title II of the ADA by providing a general description of this section of the Act, its requirements, and its prohibitions.

ADA National Network
Source: ADA National Network
Content Type: Web page
The page provides general information about the ADA, as well as links containing additional ADA information for business owners, architects and contractors, government, employers, and people with disabilities. The links provide additional detailed information and frequently asked questions for each group.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Source: Council on Disability
Content Type: Web page
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities by public and private entities. This page discusses both acts as they pertain to the parents of children with disabilities, ensuring accessibility to services and programs for the entire family.

Check List for ADA compliant barrier removal
Source: Institute for Human Centered Design
Content Type: PDF
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public accommodations (businesses and non-profit organizations) to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public. Businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the public are to remove architectural barriers when it is "readily achievable" to do so; in other words, when barrier removal is "easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense." The decision of what is readily achievable is made considering the size, type, and overall finances of the public accommodation and the nature and cost of the access improvements needed. Barrier removal that is difficult now may be readily achievable in the future as finances change. This checklist is intended to assist public accommodations as the first step in a planning process for readily achievable barrier removal.