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Listing: ADA Americans with Disabilities Act Resources

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Online Resource

Reviewed Date

May 11, 2023

Under the United States Department of Justice, the ADA Americans with Disabilities Act protects people's rights under areas of accessibility design, employment standards, technical assistance including service animals, and enforcement.


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

U.S. Department of Justice – ADA Americans with Disabilities Act   800-514-0301 
Laws/Regulations | Design Standards | Technical Assistance | Enforcement

ADA National Network
Information, Guidance and Training on the ADA.

Great Lakes ADA Center
Accessible IT Center (800) 949-4232
The Great Lakes Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides technical assistance, consultation and training to government, business, and people with disabilities regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It promotes the use of accessible information technology to ensure equal access to electronic information including Internet sites, kiosks, and software.
1640 Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

Accessibility Online
Accessibility Online is a collaborative training program between the ADA National Network (DBTACs) and the US Access Board. The training is being coordinated and hosted by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network as a mechanism to provide accurate and quality training on the Architectural Barriers Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/ABA) Accessibility Guidelines and on electronic and information technology accessibility standards (Section 508).
Telephone: 877-232-1990

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.


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