Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • ADA.Gov -- The page includes information on Law/Regulations,  Design Standards, Technical Assistance Materials, and Enforcement
  • The ADA National Network--Through a network of ten regional centers, the ADA National network offers training opportunities and guidance in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • HHS.Gov/Section 508 -- US Department of Health and Human Services, Section 508 for accessible websites.  Includes checklists for accessibility of various file types linked on the web.
  • -- GSA Government-wide IT Accessibility Program. Includes information on procurement and training.
  • Services for People with Disabilities: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights -- The ALA Council updated the policy B.2.1.21 in 2018. The original 2001 policy was written by the Americans with Disabilities Act Assembly, a representational group administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), now known as the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA).
  • U.S. Access Board--A federal agency that writes the accessible design standards for physical spaces, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy -- The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Updated by the ASGCLA Web Presence Committee and ASGCLA Staff, February 2020  
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