ADA Assistance


This section provides assistance in examining your options for managing employees and serving customers with disabilities.  The recent changes in the ADA regulations will extend coverage to more employees and enhance access to your place of business.   Included here is assistance with employee productivity enhancements and reasonable accommodations, as well as tools to identify and remove access barriers in your business.

State & Local

This section is designed to help ADA Coordinators in state and local government entities to comply with the administrative requirements of the ADA, and to learn the new requirements of the recent regulatory changes to Title II of the ADA. Examples of best practices, as well as administrative tools for compliance and program access to local government services, can be accessed here.


This section is intended to provide information and guidance for people with disabilities about the ADA. Included are topics designed to ensure equal opportunity in employment and equal access to goods and services. Provided is the most current information related to parking; service animals; education; accessible shopping, travel, and recreation; and, if necessary, the process for filing complaints.

Architects & Contractors

Design professionals, code officials, contractors, members of the building trades and others will find basic and advanced information on accessibility requirements for the built environment, including the new 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. There are practical tools for identifying barriers to accessibility and also comparisons of accessibility provisions in the ADA standards, guidelines and International Building Code.

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The Northwest ADA Center is a member of the ADA National Network. The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant number H133A110015.  However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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The National Network of ADA Centers collaborates on several national initiatives that support and enhance the efforts of each regional center.


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