Learning ADA Requirements

The U.S. Department of Justice offers easy access to free materials on ADA requirements. This information includes construction and design specs, facility access mandates, and other related service delivery needs to help those with disabilities and the people who serve them become more informed about their rights and responsibilities.

Printed materials covering ADA access standards may be ordered by calling the ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD). An automated service is available 24-hours a day for recorded information and to order publications.

Publications are available in standard print as well as large print, audiotape, Braille, and computer disk for people with disabilities.

The online version of the department's accessible design standards may be found by clicking here:

ADA Standards for Accessible Design

This printable, web-based document provides the scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alterations resulting from the adoption of the department's latest, revised 2010 Standards in the final rules for Title II (28 CFR part 35) and Title III (28 CFR part 36).

In addition to access requirements for construction and public facility design, the U.S. Department of Justice provides publications, manuals, business briefs, videos and other resources covering all related ADA topics. These topics include federal, state and local services, employment requirements, agencies, enforcement reports, ADA-related tax information, and communication needs.

For example, you can find information on disability rights laws, ADA questions and answers, investigative agencies, enforcement guidelines, and specific information for service members with disabilities. Also, small businesses can access guides, which explain new and updated ADA regulations.

Visit the ADA web site at www.ADA.gov for a complete list of available resources and information. In addition, check the site often to note any revisions to ADA standards.

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