Americans with Disabilities Act
Access the Public Library
In 1972, the United Nations' Public Library Manifesto declared that the library should be freely accessible to all members of the community. That broad statement includes building access, library services and electronic resources.
ADA Regulations for ATMs
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issued accessibility guidelines for the banking industry in 2004. It was not until 2010 when the Department of Justice actually issued the regulations regarding automated teller machines (ATM) making compliance no longer voluntary.
Pool Lifts Mandatory Law
Pool lifts must be installed in 2012 per the ADA
The ADA and People with Psychiatric Disabilities
People living with mental illness are also covered under the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let´s look at how.
The ADA´s Title I -Employment
Of three major ADA titles, Title I covers employment. Title I covers unfairness in employment practices, like application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, training, recruitment, posting positions, tenure, layoff, leave time, fringe benefits, all employment-related activities,
The ADA´s Title II - State and Local Governments
Under Title II of the ADA, citizens with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from municipal, county or state programs, services, and activities.
The ADA´s Title III - Public Entities
Under the ADA´s Title III, people with disabilities are entitled access and service in public, or privately owned, establishments not associated with local governments.
The ADA´s Title IV - Sensory Impairments
Americans with Disabilities Act´s Title IV involves making telecommunications services accessible to people with hearing impairments. We´ll also discuss a bit about the accommodations that are actually covered under Title III for movie theaters including people who are deaf or blind.
The ADA´s Title V - Miscellaneous Provisions
Did you know that there is a Title V in the Americans with Disabilities Act? It´s a very short piece, but discusses further details about the ADA´s relationship with other federal and state laws and reinforces that retaliation and coercion against someone is wrong.
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