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  • The ADA Law - This link provides access to the entire text of the ADA statute as passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by the President on July 26, 1991.
  • A Guide to Disability Rights Laws - This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. (PDF version)
  • ADA Questions and Answers - A 31-page booklet giving an overview of the ADA's requirements for ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, and requiring the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.
  • ADA Overview - This document provides a brief summary of some of the major requirements contained in the ADA statute.
  • Myths and Facts . A 3-page fact sheet dispelling some common misconceptions about the ADA's requirements and implementation. This publication contains basic information for businesses and State and local governments.
  • ADA Tax Incentive Packet for Businesses A packet of information to help businesses understand and take advantage of the tax credit and deduction available for complying with the ADA.
  • Disability Etiquette - This 16-page information sheet was prepared by the City of Sacramento, California and is recommended by
  • A Guide to Disability Rights Laws - A 21-page booklet that provides a brief over view of eleven Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and provides information about the federal agencies to contact for more information.
  • Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook - The goal of “Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook” is to provide guidance to cultural administrators on accessibility and inclusion for creating new or opening up existing programs to include individuals with disabilities and older adults, whether as staff, volunteers, program participants or audience members.
  • Service Animals and the Law: Which Animals do the ADA & State Law Recognize? - This Web cast will address the definition of service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as some practical applications of the law - Sally Conway, U.S. Dept. of Justice; Ed Eames, PhD, Toni Eames, MS and Aaron McCullough on April 14, 2004.
  • An Update from the Department of Justice: Recent Enforcement Activities - unit charged with implementing Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, will discuss recent enforcement actions of the U.S. Department of Justice - Presented by John Wodatch, Chief of the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice on August 20, 2003.
  • Righting the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act): Responding to ADA Cases Decided by the United States Supreme Court - discuss the legal and policy implications of a series of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The decisions in
    these cases have been viewed as undermining the principles and objectives of
    the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - presented by Julie Carroll on May 28, 2003.
  • Recent and Pending Cases Before the United States Supreme Court - discuss the legal and policy implications of recent and pending cases before the United States Supreme Court - presented by Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D., on Wednesday, May 14, 2003.
  • The Definition of Disability Under the ADA and §504 presented by Brian East on March 20, 2021
  • Supreme Court & Disability Law: A Look at the 2001-2002 Term transcript - November 20, 2020 Arlene Mayerson, DREDF
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