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New ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments Now Available

May 18, 2017
Source: Institute for Human Centered Design, New England ADA Center

State and local governments (public entities) have obligations under Title II of the ADA to provide people with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. This online guide leads public entities through a process to compliance with the ADA. Soon after the ADA was passed in the early 1990s the Institute for Human Centered Design (then called Adaptive Environments) developed the first Action Guide. A slightly revised version was issued in 1995.

This is the first update since the Department of Justice issued design standards for accessible play areas, swimming pools, ballfields and other recreation area and updated regulations concerning service animals, miniature horses, ticketing, other power-driven mobility devices and video-remote-interpreting. State and local governments are encouraged (but are not required) to conduct an updated self-evaluation to ensure compliance with these new requirements.

The online guide comes with interactive features such as quizzes to test your knowledge of the ADA, a full slate of self-evaluation forms to develop a transition and an action plan to suit your public entity, as well as an opportunity to share your best practices with other public entities across the country on ADA implementation that spans small towns, cities, counties and state governments. And it joins the ADA Checklist and ADA Web Courses as another tool to increase knowledge of the implementation of the ADA.

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