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The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center provides information on all aspects of the ADA to individuals, businesses, government entities and organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Center has an extensive library of ADA and disability-related publications. These include full regulations, technical assistance manuals, architectural guidelines, fact sheets on different aspects of the law, guidelines on implementing employment provisions, and other federally-approved publications. Most materials are available in large print, Braille, audio CD or computer disk.

Many of the publications on this list are available online. You may also visit the ADA Document Portal to search the collection of over 7400 documents related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Center's ADA In Focus newsletter is published three times each year. Contact the office at (800) 949-4232 V/TTY to request a hard copy, alternate formats, or click here to read current or past newsletter issues on line. Please note that older issues of the newsletter may contain inactive links or outdated information.

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Our publication list includes links to online publications. Most are posted online on the sites of their authors, and may be available in one or more electronic formats (HTML, PDF, Word, etc.). If you are unable to access these documents, or require accessible formats please complete and submit the publications request form with the name of the publication. If you need large quantities of these publications please contact us.

Posters & Pocket-Cards

 

Publication title
Good Access is Good Business
ASL: Basics
ASL Basics: Signs of Civic Access
ASL: Vital Signs
ASL: Vital Signs pocket card
Barrier Free Computing
Barrier Free Employment
Access to Voting pocket card
Signs of Hospitality
Access to Restaurants pocket card - English
Access to Hotels pocket card - English
Access to Restaurants pocket card - Spanish
Access to Hotels pocket card - Spanish
Disability Etiquette Poster

Quick Tips

General Information

 

Publication Title
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Bookmark
Fact Sheet on Disability-Related Tax Provisions: Credits/Deductions
Fact Sheet: An Overview of the ADA (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADANN)
Resource List: Numbers for ADA Information (DOJ)
The ADA: Questions and Answers (ADANN)
La Ley Para Personas Con Discapacidades Preguntas Y Respuestas (ADANN)
Disability Law Handbook (ADANN)
Manual De Derecho de Discapacidad De La Red Nacional De La ADA (ADANN)
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (DOJ)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Law 101-336
Consider Mediation (DOJ)
DOJ ADA Mediation Program (DOJ)
Q & A for Parties to Mediation: Mediation and the ADA (NCD, EEOC, DOJ)
Protecting the Rights of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (DOJ)
Protecting the Rights of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (DOJ)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Service Animals (DOJ)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Service Animals (DOJ)
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA (DOJ)
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA (DOJ)
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ADANN)
Animales De Servicio Y Animales De Apoyo Emocional (ADANN)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Ticket Sales (DOJ)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Ticket Sales (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Ticketing (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Venta De Boletos De Entrada (ADANN)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (DOJ)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Sillas de Ruedas y Otros Aparatos de Movilidad a Motor (ADANN)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Effective Communication (DOJ)
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Effective Communication (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Effective Communication (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Comunicación Efectiva (ADANN)
ADA Business Brief: Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings (DOJ)
Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Accessible Health Care (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Atención Médica Accesible (ADANN)
Fact Sheet: Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Equipo De Diagnóstico Médico Accesible (ADANN)
Fact Sheet: Accessible Medical Examination Tables and Chairs (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Mesas Y Sillas De Examen Médico Accesibles (ADANN)
Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the ADA (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Exams and Courses (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Exámenes Y Cursos (ADANN)
ADA Requirements: Testing Accommodations (DOJ)
ADA Requirements: Testing Accommodations (DOJ)
A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible (ADANN)
Myths and Facts About the ADA (DOJ)

Employment

Employment: EEOC Regulations and Guidance

 

Publication Title
Title I Regulations (EEOC)
Final Rule on Employer Wellness Programs and Title I of the ADA (EEOC)
Q&A on Employer Wellness Programs Rule (EEOC)
Small Business Fact Sheet on Employer Wellness Programs (EEOC)
Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs (EEOC)
Q&A on the Sample Notice for Employees Regarding Employer Wellness Programs (EEOC)
The ADA: Your Responsibilities as an Employer (EEOC)
The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability (EEOC
Filing A Charge of Discrimination (EEOC)
Technical Assistance Manual for Title I (EEOC)
ADA Employment Fact Sheet (EEOC)
The ADA: A Primer for Small Business (EEOC)
Job Applicants and the ADA (EEOC)
Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment (EEOC, DOJ, SSA)
Pre-Employment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations (EEOC)
Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA (EEOC)
Small Employers and Reasonable Accommodation (EEOC)
Work at Home/Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation (EEOC)
Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Exams of Employees (EEOC)
Q & A on Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Exams of Employees (EEOC)
Application of the ADA to Contingent Workers Placed by Temporary Employment Agencies & Other Staffing Firms (EEOC)
Fact Sheet on Obtaining and Using Employee Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures (EEOC)
FMLA, ADA and Civil Rights Act of 1964 Fact Sheet (EEOC)
Worker's Compensation and the ADA (EEOC)
Compliance Manual: Employee Benefits: ADA Issues (EEOC)
Effect of Representations Made in Applications for Benefits (EEOC)
ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities (EEOC)
Q & A: Diabetes in the Workplace and the ADA (EEOC)
Q & A: Epilepsy in the Workplace and the ADA (EEOC)
Q & A: Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the ADA (EEOC)
Q & A: Cancer in the Workplace and the ADA (EEOC)
Q & A: Blindness and Vision Impairments in the Workplace and the ADA (EEOC)
Q & A: Deafness and Hearing Impairment in the Workplace and the ADA (EEOC)
Living with HIV Infection: Your Legal Rights in the Workplace under the ADA (EEOC)
Helping Patients with HIV Infection Who Need Accommodations at Work (information for doctors and health care providers) (EEOC)
Q & A: Health Care Workers and the ADA (EEOC)
How to Comply with the ADA: A Guide for Restaurants and Other Food Service Employers (EEOC)
Compliance Manual: Retaliation (EEOC) 
Q & A: The Association Provision of the ADA (EEOC)

State & Local Governments

 

Publication Title
Final Title II Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services (DOJ Sept. 15, 2010) 
Final Title II Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services (DOJ Sept. 15, 2010)
Title II Technical Assistance Manual and 1994 Supplement (DOJ)
Title II Highlights (DOJ)
Title II Complaint Form (DOJ)
How to File a Complaint with DOJ
Title II Action Guide and Employment Supplement for State and Local Governments (order form)
ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments (DOJ)
ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments (DOJ)
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments (DOJ)
Common Questions about Title II of the ADA (DOJ)
ADA Checklist for Polling Places (DOJ)
ADA Checklist for Polling Places (DOJ)
Solutions for Five Common ADA Access Problems at Polling Places (DOJ)
Solutions for Five Common ADA Access Problems at Polling Places (DOJ)
The ADA and Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities (DOJ)
The ADA and Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities (DOJ)
Title II of the ADA Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps when Streets, Roads, or Highways are Altered through Resurfacing (DOJ/DOT) and Glossary of Terms
2015 Supplement: Questions and Answers on Title II of the ADA Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps when Streets, Roads, or Highways are Altered through Resurfacing (DOJ/DOT)
Questions and Answers: ADA and Hiring Police Officers (DOJ)
Common Questions about the ADA and Law Enforcement (DOJ)
ADA Access for 911 and Telephone Emergency Services (DOJ)
Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers (DOJ)
Model Policy for Law Enforcement on Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Correctional Facilities (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Instalaciones Correccionales (ADANN)
An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities (DOJ)
ADA Guide for Small Towns (DOJ)
ADA & City Governments: Common Problems (DOJ)
Cities and Counties: First Steps Toward Solving Common ADA Problems (DOJ)

Retail / Services

 

Publication Title
Final Title III Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities (DOJ Sept. 15, 2010)
Final Title III Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities (DOJ Sept. 15, 2010)
Title III Technical Assistance Manual and 1994 Supplement (DOJ)
Title III Highlights (DOJ)
How to File a Complaint with DOJ 
Expanding your Market: Customers with Disabilities Mean Business (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Gathering Input from Customers with Disabilities (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Building a Diverse Customer Base (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Tax Incentives for Business (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Accessible Customer Service Practices for Hotel and Lodging Guests with Disabilities (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Maintaining Accessibility in Retail Establishments (DOJ)
Expanding your Market: Maintaining Accessibility in Museums (DOJ)
ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business (DOJ)
ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Customer Service for Business (ADANN)
Fact Sheet: Food Service: Accommodating Diners with Disabilities (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Servicios De Comida: Cómo Ajustarlos a Comensales Con Discapacidades (ADANN)
Fact Sheet: Accessible Lodging (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Alojamiento Accesible (ADANN)
ADA Business Brief: Communicating with Guests who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hotels, Motels, and Other Places of Transient Lodging (DOJ)
Guide for Places of Lodging: Serving Guests who are Blind or who have Low Vision (DOJ)
ADA: Assistance at Self-Serve Gas Stations (DOJ)

Transportation

ADA Accessibility Guidelines

NOTE: Regulations and information about accessibility of transportation facilities and vehicles is in the "Transportation" section.

Publication Title
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (DOJ; 1991)
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (DOJ; 1991)
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (DOJ; mandatory for use on March 15, 2012)
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (DOJ; mandatory for use on March 15, 2012)
ADAAG Manual: A Guide to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (1991 Standards; Access Board)
Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (DOJ)
Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (DOJ)
Accessibility Checklist for Existing Facilities (based on 1991 Standards; DOJ)
Accessibility Checklist for Existing Facilities (based on 1991 Standards; DOJ)
Accessibility Checklist for Existing Facilities (based on 2010 Standards; ADANN)
ADA Checklist for Polling Places (DOJ)
ADA Checklist for Polling Places (DOJ)
Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations (DOJ)
ADA Compliance Brief: Restriping Parking Spaces (DOJ)
ADA Compliance Brief: Restriping Parking Spaces (DOJ)
Fact Sheet: Accessible Parking (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Estacionamiento Accesible (ADANN)
Fact Sheet: Opening Doors to Everyone (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Cómo Abrir Puertas a Todos (ADANN)
Fact Sheet: Adjusting Doors for Access (ADANN)
Hoja de Datos: Cómo Ajustar Puertas Para Proveer Acceso (ADANN)
Five Steps to Make New Lodging Facilities Comply with the ADA (DOJ)
Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities (DOJ)
Revised ADA Requirements: Accessible Pools: Means of Entry and Exit (DOJ)
Revised ADA Requirements: Accessible Pools: Means of Entry and Exit (DOJ)
Questions and Answers: Accessibility Requirements for Existing Swimming Pools at Hotels and Other Public Accommodations (DOJ)
Questions and Answers: Accessibility Requirements for Existing Swimming Pools at Hotels and Other Public Accommodations (DOJ)
Guide to Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas (Access Board)
Accessible Golf Courses (Access Board)
Accessible Miniature Golf (Access Board)
Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas (Access Board)
Accessible Fishing Piers and Platforms (Access Board)
Accessible Boating Facilities (Access Board)
Accessible Sports Facilities (Access Board)
Accessible Amusement Rides (Access Board)
Turning Space Overlay

Telecommunications

Information Technology

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