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The Department of Justice's regulation implementing title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in "places of public accommodation" (businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public) and "commercial facilities" (other businesses). The regulation includes Appendix A to Part 36 - Standards for Accessible Design establishing minimum standards for ensuring accessibility when designing and constructing a new facility or altering an existing facility.

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Enforcable standards for new construction, alterations and additions to businesses

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Enforcing the ADA: A Status Report from the Department of Justice. A brief report issued by the Justice Department each quarter providing timely information about ADA cases and settlements, building codes that meet ADA accessibility standards, and ADA technical assistance activities.

Title III Technical Assistance Manual (1993) and Yearly Supplements. An 83-page manual that explains in lay terms what businesses and non-profit agencies must do to ensure access to their goods, services, and facilities. Many examples are provided for practical guidance. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)

Title III Highlights. A 12-page outline of the key requirements of the ADA for businesses and non-profit agencies. This publication provides detailed information in bullet format for quick reference. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)

Accessible Stadiums. A 4-page publication highlighting features that must be accessible in new stadiums and providing guidance on line of sight for wheelchair seating locations. Accessible Stadiums (TEXT) | Accessible Stadiums (PDF)

Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations. This 13-page document lists a sampling of common accessibility errors or omissions that have been identified through the Department of Justice's ongoing enforcement efforts. The significance of the errors is discussed and references are provided to the requirements of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Common ADA Errors and Omissions (HTML) | Common ADA Errors and Omissions (PDF )

ADA Mediation Program. A 6-page publication that provides an overview of the Department's Mediation Program and examples of successfully mediated cases.

Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act A 13-page publication explaining how the requirements of the ADA apply to Child Care Centers. The document also describes some of the Department of Justice's ongoing enforcement efforts in the child care area and it provides a resource list on sources of information on the ADA.

Assistance at Self-Serve Gas Stations. A 1-page document providing guidance on the ADA and refueling assistance at self-serve gas stations.

Assistance at Self-Serve Gas Stations (HTML) | Assistance at Self-Serve Gas Stations (PDF)

Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities. An 11-page document lists a sampling of common accessibility problems at newly constructed lodging facilities that have been identified through the Department of Justice's ongoing enforcement efforts.

Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities (HTML) | Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities (PDF)


Five Steps To Make New Lodging Facilities Comply With The ADA. A 3-page document highlighting five steps that owners, operators, and franchisors can take to make sure that new lodging facilities comply with the ADA.

Five Steps To Make New Lodging Facilities Comply With The ADA (HTML) | Five Steps to Make New Lodging Facilities Comply With The ADA (PDF)


Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for New Lodging Facilities. This 34-page checklist is a self-help survey that owners, franchisors, and managers of lodging facilities can use to identify ADA mistakes at their facilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act Guide for Places of Lodging: Serving Guests Who Are Blind or Who Have Low Vision. A 12-page publication explaining what hotels, motels, and other places of transient lodging can do to accommodate guests who ae blind or have low vision.

Americans with Disabilities Act Guide for Places of Lodging: Serving Guests Who Are Blind or Who Have Low Vision (HTML) | Serving Guests Who Are Blind or Who Have Low Vision (PDF)

Readily Achievable Checklist - a checklist for identifying architectural barriers in existing business facilities that provide goods and services to the public.

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links to all ADA publications including regulations and ADA design standards


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last update August 7, 2007