STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MANUALS AND PUBLICATIONS
Title II Technical Assistance Manual(1993) and Supplement A 56-page manual that explains in lay terms what State and local governments must do to ensure that their services, programs, and activities are provided to the public in a nondiscriminatory manner. Many examples are provided for practical guidance. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)
Title II Highlights | Title II Highlights (En Español). An 8-page outline of the key requirements of the ADA for State and local governments. This publication provides detailed information in bullet format for quick reference. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)
Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers – This 8-panel pocket guide provides basic information for officers about ADA requirements for communicating effectively with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Model Policy for Law Enforcement on Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – This 4-page document serves as a model for law enforcement agencies when adopting a policy on effective communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Agencies are encouraged to download and adapt the policy to suit their needs.
Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities. This 19-page publication provides guidance for medical care professionals on the ADA’s requirement to provide accessible health care to individuals with mobility disabilities. This document includes an overview of general ADA requirements, commonly asked questions, and illustrated examples of accessible facilities, examination rooms, and medical equipment.
ADA Checklist for Polling Places. This 39-page checklist is a self-help survey that voting officials can use to determine whether a polling place has basic accessible features needed by most voters with disabilities.
ADA/Section 504 Design Guide: Accessible Cells in Correction Facilities. A 5-page publication providing guidance on preventing discrimination against inmates with mobility disabilities through the design of accessible cells in State and local correctional facilities.
The ADA and City Governments: Common Problems. A 9-page document that contains a sampling of common problems shared by city governments of all sizes, provides examples of common deficiencies and explains how these problems affect persons with disabilities.
An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities. A 11-page illustrated publication that provides guidance on preparing for and carrying out emergency response programs in a manner that results in the services being accessible to people with disabilities.
ADA-TA: A Technical Assistance Update from the Department of Justice. A serial publication that addresses two topics in each issue: “Common Questions” answers questions about ADA requirements; “Design Details” provides information and illustrations of particular design requirements.
Commonly Asked Questions About Title II of the ADA. A 6-page fact sheet explaining the requirements of the ADA for State and local governments. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)
Questions and Answers: the ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS. A 16-page publication explaining the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)
Questions and Answers: The ADA and the Rights of Persons with HIV/AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing. A 2-page document addressing questions about how the requirements of the ADA apply to the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS in occupational training and state licensing.
Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations. This 13-page document lists a sampling of common accessibility errors or omissions that have been identified through the Department of Justice’s ongoing enforcement efforts. The significance of the errors is discussed and references are provided to the requirements of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act A 13-page publication explaining how the requirements of the ADA apply to Child Care Centers. The document also describes some of the Department of Justice’s ongoing enforcement efforts in the child care area and it provides a resource list on sources of information on the ADA.
Title II Complaint Form | Title II Complaint Form (En Español). Standard form for filing a complaint under title II of the ADA or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability by State and local governments and by recipients of federal financial assistance. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)