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Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA or Americans With Disabilities Act is federal civil rights legislation that ensures that people with disabilities have equal access and opportunities in the following areas:
  • Employment (Title I)
  • Public services through state and local government (Title II)
  • Public accommodations operated by private entities (Title III)
  • Telecommunications (Title IV)

ADA information and national links/resources:

  • Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
    Phone: 800-949-4232 (Voice/TTY).
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act ADA home page contains extensive federal resources, technical assistance, publications and checklists for understanding rights and responsibilities covered under the ADA.
    Phone: 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY).
  • U.S. Access Board, information summarizes the provisions of the ADA and references the regulations issued by various agencies that are used to enforce them. Links are provided to these agencies. Regulations are referred to their location in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and their publication in the Federal Register (FR).
    Phone:Voice: (202) 272-0080 or (800) 872-2253 TTY: (202) 272-0082 or (800) 993-2822
  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has developed various information sheets on accommodations and other employment issues for both employers and employees.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
    Phone: (800) 526-7234 (VOICE) OR (877) 781-9403 (TTY)

Wisconsin Resources:

Training and Information Centers

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