There are many places to get additional information about the ADA. Your business or trade association may be a good place to start. In addition, a number of Federal agencies provide information and technical assistance to businesses, architects, attorneys, and other members of the public explaining the ADA’s requirements. A variety of videos, publications, and other materials have been developed explaining different ADA topics, some of which are linked in this course. You can also order a CD-ROM containing an extensive collection of ADA materials.
The video Ten Small Business Mistakes is also a useful source of ADA information addressing topics of interest to businesses.
Other Federal Agencies
Several agencies provide information about sections of the ADA that affect businesses but are not addressed in this course.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides information about the requirements of the ADA relating to employment of people with disabilities, applying to businesses with fifteen or more employees.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides information about the requirements of the ADA relating to telecommunications relay services.
The Access Board (known formally as the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) develops accessibility guidelines that form the basis of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is an on-line resource for advice on accommodating employees who have disabilities in the workforce.
Links to these information sources are available on the ADA Website.