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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination. Disability rights are civil rights. From voting to parking, the ADA is a law that protects people with disabilities in many areas of public life.

Overview of The ADA, The Americans with Disabilities Act (Easy Read)

What You'll Find Here

This page contains accessibility information on how to access PDF accessibility features, read out loud function, converting PDFs to text, surfing the web/browser settings, Google Maps showing business accessibility, and A planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities.

This page contains information on how to request accommodations for any State Council for Persons with Disabilities Council, Commission, or Committee meeting and a link to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Digital Accessibility Statement
Learn more about the State Council for Persons with Disabilites Digital Accessibility Statement.

This page contains employer resources including information and links to: Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 relating to employment, the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Employers’ Practical Guide to the ADA, Policies and Procedures Information, ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities, 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Frequently Asked Questions, and so much more.

General Information
This page contains information of the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, ADA of 1990 as Amended, ADA Title I, II, III Regulations and contact information for the State of Delaware’s Statewide ADA Title I and II Coordinator.

People First Language
The State Council for Persons with Disabilities recognizes People First Language that acknowledges that individuals with disabilities are first and foremost people. Samples of People First Language available to replace Offensive Labels are provided.

Browse this page to find information for ADA Title II State and Local governments, ADA Primers, Technical Assistance Manual, Examples, Resources, Best Practices, Common Problems, ADA Guides for Small Town and Local Governments, Checklist for Emergency Shelters, Access for 9-1-1 and Telephone Emergency Services and ADA information for Correctional Facilities. This page also contains information on ADA Title III: materials specifically for businesses and non-profits, Fact Sheets, and an ADA Focus Newsletter.

Find Delaware, Regional and National agencies that can answer questions and provide help that is specifically related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A few agencies provide services specific to a specific disability while most provide information and services for ALL PEOPLE with Disabilities.

This page provides links to available American with Disabilities (ADA) training opportunities.