Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
So you’d like to know more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (commonly referred to as the ADA)? This webpage will connect you with volumes of information on the ADA from the most authoritative sources. (English)

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Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance materials, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, links to Federal agencies with ADA responsibilities and information, updates on new ADA requirements, streaming video, information about Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements, consent decrees, and enforcement activities and access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material.

Questions and Answers on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 for Students with Disabilities Attending Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

In responding to requests for technical assistance, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has determined that school officials would benefit from additional guidance concerning the effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act) on public elementary and secondary programs. The following questions and answers provide this guidance.

Section 504,IDEA & ADA: Federal Requirements in Education

In order to support the ability of students with disabilities to learn in school, there are three federal laws that apply: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This powerpoint presentation from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction compares these three laws to help you understand the differences, as well as the relationship between the laws.

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