Resources for Builders & Architects
The ADA Standards for Accessible Design
The website, ADA.gov, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, is probably the best source of information on ADA requirements.
U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board is another federal entity that provides technical assistance since the Access Board developed the guidelines that served as the basis for the ADA Standards.
- Technical Assistance Line: (800) 872-2253 / TTY (800) 993-2822
- About the ADA Standards - The Access Board provides an overview of how the enforcement agencies, Department of Justice and Department of Transportation, adopted the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
- Guide to the ADA Standards - The Access Board has been developing brief overviews of the ADA Standards Chapters.
- The U.S. Access Board and the ADA National Network collaborate to provide a free monthly webinar series on topics involving the Built Environment, many of the sessions cover a specific area in the ADA Standards (accessible routes, alterations, parkings, etc.). Visit the AccessibilityOnline program website for upcoming session. You might also be interested in the archives of past sessions.
Great Lakes ADA Center
As an Indiana organization, you can call the Great Lakes ADA Center at (800) 949-4232 for free technical assistance. The Great Lakes ADA Center is one of the ten Regional ADA Centers, collectively called the ADA National Network.
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: