Northwest ADA Center - Idaho

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Welcome to the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho a new cooperative project in Idaho that provides up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We serve a variety of audiences, including businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities.  We are NOT an enforcement agency. Our mission is to help you understand your rights and obligations according to the ADA.

The information we provide is intended solely as informal guidance and is neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other laws, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA and other disability related laws.

Idaho Resources

 

The main contact person for the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho:
Dana Gover, ADA Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Email: dananwadacenteridaho@gmail.com 
Phone: Voice and Text 208-841-9422
Idaho Relay Service: 711

Ten Frequently Asked Questions: Northwest ADA Center-Idaho

1. What is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?
2. How is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho funded?
3. How long has the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho been in operation?
4. What is the purpose of the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?
5. What services does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provide?
6. Where is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho located?
7. How does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho serve Idaho?
8. Does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho monitor or enforce the ADA?
9. Can the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provide me with legal help on the ADA?
10. What is the best way to contact the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?

1. What is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?

The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho (formerly known as the Idaho Task Force on the ADA) is the Idaho anchor of the Northwest ADA Center. There are four partners in the ADA coalition composed of the three Idaho Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and a state coordinator.  The primary contract is managed by Disability Action Center-NW, Inc.

Main contact for the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho
Dana Gover, Statewide ADA Training and Technical Assistance Consultant.
Contact information
Email: dananwadacenteridaho@gmail.com
Phone: voice and text: 208-841-9422     Idaho Relay Service:  711

Northwest ADA Center-Idaho Coalition
Center’s for Independent Living (CILs)

Mark Leeper, Director Disability Action Center-Northwest (DAC-NW)
mark@dacnw.org
Roger Howard, Director Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC)
rhoward@lincidaho.org
Dean Nielson, Living Independently For Everyone (LIFE)
dean@idlife.org
Consultant
Dana Gover, Access Concepts & Training, Inc
dananwadacenteridaho@gmail.com

2. How is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho funded?

The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho receives funding from Disability Action Center Northwest under a grant from the Northwest ADA Center. The Northwest ADA Center is one of the ten regional ADA Centers funded under a grant from the Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grant number H133A110015.

3. How long has the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho been in operation?

The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho has been in operation since May 1, 2012.

4. What is the purpose of the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?

The purpose of the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho is to facilitate voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We provide up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We serve a variety of audiences, including businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities.

The information we provide is intended solely as informal guidance and is neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other laws, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA and other disability-related laws.

5. What services does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provide?

The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provides five core services:

  1. Informal technical assistance and referrals through our State Resource Network; all inquiries are strictly confidential.
  2. Public awareness about the benefits of compliance through various activities
  3. Materials dissemination of accurate and up-to-date information
  4. Training through customized workshops, seminars, and presentations,
  5. Providing information on online educational resources available through the National ADA Regional Centers.

6. Where is the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho located?

The main contact for the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho is located in Boise, Idaho. We are part of a statewide collation made up of three Centers for Independent Living located throughout Idaho. We are looking for partners across the state to join our ADA network.

7. How does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho serve Idaho?

We continually recruit ADA Network Members, who are individuals and agency representatives interested in learning more about the ADA. In return for their leadership and assistance, the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho provides current information, educational training tools, and enhanced networking opportunities for sharing challenges, successes and much more on the ADA.

8. Does the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho monitor or enforce the ADA?

No. The Northwest ADA Center-Idaho and the ADA National Network DO NOT monitor or enforce the law. Rather, we are authorized by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide information, materials, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

9. Can you provide me a lawyer to represent me on an ADA case?

No. We have a referral list of lawyers and organizations that might assist you.

10.  What is the best way to contact the Northwest ADA Center-Idaho?

Main contact information:
Dana Gover
Email: dananwadacenteridaho@gmail.com
Phone: voice and text 1-208-841-9422
Idaho Relay Services: 711