ADA Information Line Provides information and free publications about the requirements of the ADA including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. 800-514-0301 (voice) 800-514-0383 (TTY)
ADA Questions and Answers for Health Care Providers From the National Association of the Deaf
Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Easy-to-use survey tool users to identify barriers in their facilities. The completed checklists and work sheets are the kind of documentation that organizations should keep on file to demonstrate that they are making a good faith effort to comply with the requirements of the ADA . Available for download as a PDF Version (Adobe Acrobat Format) or Text Version.
Hospitals Responsibilities to the Deaf under the ADA Provided as a service by Michigan Association For Deaf, Hearing and Speech Services
Independent Living Research Utilization ILRU, founded in 1975, has a long history of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community based services and health issues for people with disabilities. ILRU seeks to answer questions such as:
- Can health care facilities refer a patient or client with a disability to another practitioner solely because the other practitioner is familiar with the patient's type of disability?
- How can a health care facility determine whether its premises are accessible to people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices? What steps must they take to provide access?
- What assistance must health care facilities provide for patients and clients who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices to ensure equal and effective treatment and services?
Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center Information and publications about the Americans with Disabilities Act
The U.S. Access Board The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board is a federal agency which develops minimum guidelines and requirements for standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA); develops accessibility guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment under the Telecommunications Act; develops accessibility standards for electronic and information technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; provides technical assistance on those guidelines and standards; and enforces the Architectural Barriers Act. The Board was created under Section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to enforce the Architectural Barriers Act. The Board also has responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The site includes:
- Recent Updates
- Building and Facility Design Guidelines
- Transportation Vehicle Guidelines
- Enforcement Information
- Training Resources
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page Provides information and techncial assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. Department of Justice Publications
- ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials
- ADA Settlement Agreement between US and Advocate Ravenswood Hospital and Medical Center
- ADA Settlement Agreement between US and Davis Hospital and Medical Center
- ADA Settlement Agreement between US and St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network
- Consent Decree: DeVinney and United States of America vs. Maine Medical Center
- Consent Decree: Connecticut Association of the Deaf vs. Middlesex Memorial Hospital
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