Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law, signed in 1990 and amended in 2008, that protects the rights of people with disabilities and prevents discrimination on the basis of disability. It guarantees that people with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as everyone else by requiring employers, local and state governments, and providers of public services to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

The Unites States Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division provides information and technical assistance on the ADA. Visit, where you can read the actual regulations, find answers to frequently asked questions, and access other resources. You can also call the government ADA hotline at 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY).

The ADA National Network is a non-governmental entity dedicated to providing awareness and training to the public on ADA compliance. Ohio is served by the Great Lakes ADA Center.