Americans With Disabilities Act




The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice.


The purpose of the ADA is to prohibit discrimination due to disability in employment and in programs and services provided by state and local governments, as well as goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities.


If you feel you have been discriminated against because of a disability, you need to call the ADA at the number shown above or the closest EEOC government office (which will represent you free), or an attorney specializing in Equal Employment Opportunity law.


ADA Documents


ADA statute, regulations, tech sheets, and more. ADA Technical Assistance Program. The DOJ provides free technical assistance and information to businesses, non-profit service providers, state and local governments, people with disabilities, and the general public.


Certification of State and Local Building Codes

Title III of ADA provides building code certification process in order that specifications be met.


Civil Rights Department of DOJ

Frequently requested information you can download or order under the Freedom of Information Act.


Department of Justice (DOJ)

Explanation of ADA


Publications Available

The Department of Justice will provide you with any documentation concerning the ADA.


Self-Serve Gas Stations

Even self-serve stations must provide assistance in pumping gas, post notice on how disabled people may obtain that assistance, and not charge more for this service.


Settlements Under ADA

List of all ADA settlements and consent agreements since enactment.



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