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Justice Department Issues ADA Guide for State and Local Governments

June 8, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Department of Justice has published a new technical assistance guide, “ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments,” HTML | PDF 19 pages to help State and local government officials understand how Title II of the ADA applies to their programs, activities, and services.

The 16-page illustrated document addresses general nondiscrimination requirements, such as provisions relating to program accessibility, service animals, communicating with people with disabilities, other power-driven mobility devices, and policies and procedures. The guide also addresses how the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to the built environment, including existing buildings and facilities, new construction, and alterations.

Further information is available on the Justice Department website at or its toll-free ADA hotline at (800) 514-0301 (voice), or (800) 514-0383 (TTY).

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