ADA Resources for the Individual
Resources from the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network
The Great Lakes ADA Center is one of the ten Regional ADA Centers, collectively called the ADA National Network, funded by through the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These Regional ADA Centers provide free technical assistance and training on the ADA. (The Great Lakes ADA Center services the State of Indiana, and is also one of the funding sources for the work of ADA-Indiana.)
Have a question about your rights under the ADA? Call Great Lakes ADA Center at (800) 949-4232.
- Visit the website of Great Lakes ADA Center! You'll find information about upcoming trainings and new resources. Check their Publications pages for ADA Fact Sheets, Legal Briefs, and more.
- The Great Lakes ADA Center also hosts the Monthly ADA Audio Conference where you can learn about specific ADA topics from national experts.
- ADA Basic Building Blocks - Want to learn the basics of the ADA at your own pace? Go to the popular online course from the ADA National Network.
- ADA Title I: Employment Requirements - The New England ADA Center has a self-paced course produced by the New England ADA Center.
Federal Agencies and other Organizations
- Employment and the ADA? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)'s webpage for ADAAA is a good place to start. The EEOC has information about the updates to their regulationsto implement the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) (known as JAN) provides resources and technical assistance on workplace accommodations for employers and employees. Individuals might be interested in viewing their materials under their "For Individuals" section, for instance their "Ideas for Writing an Accommodation Request Letter."
- The U.S. Department of Justice maintains the ADA.gov website - The U.S. Department of Justice provides numerous resources on Title II (local and state programs and services) and III (public accommodations like stores, restaurants, and other) of the ADA. The also maintain the enforceable ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
- The Easter Seals Project ACTION is not around anymore but you can still visit the website for the great resources on accessible transportation.
Can't find a resource or materials on your interest in the Americans with Disabilities Act? Maybe we can help, contact us by email or by phone (1-800-825-4733).
Free ADA Help
If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: