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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. (1999)

ADA Checklist for Polling Places | PDF (2004)

ADA Business Brief: Restriping Parking Lots | PDF (2001)

ADA Mediation Program
A 6-page publication that provides an overview of the Department's Mediation Program and examples of successfully mediated cases. (2002)

Questions and Answers for Mediation Providers | PDF
Questions and Answers for Parties to Mediation
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Publications on making EEO mediation accessible to people with disabilities; prepared jointly by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Council on Disability, and the U.S. Department of Justice. (2005)

ADA Business Brief: Service Animals | PDF

Letter to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association regarding accessible entry and exit for swimming pools and spas

Letter to the American Hotel and Lodging Association regarding accessible entry and exit for swimming pools and spas

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the ADA: What You Need To Know

Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business
A 3-page publication explaining the requirements of the ADA regarding animals that accompany and provide services for a person with a disability.

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

Questions and Answers: the ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS
A 16-page publication explaining the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Tax Incentive Packet for Businesses | PDF
A packet of information to help businesses understand and take advantage of the tax credit and deduction available for complying with the ADA.

Learn About the ADA in Your Local Library
10-page annotated list of 95 ADA publications and one videotape that are available to the public in 15,000 public libraries throughout the country.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, before changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Prepared Remarks of Acting Assistant Attorney General Grace Chung Becker at the ADA Business Connection Leadership Meeting, January 7, 2008 | PDF

Remarks of Assistant Attorney General Wan J. Kim at 17th ADA Anniversary Commemoration and Signing of Two New Project Civic Access Agreements

15th Anniversary of the ADA - Events from July 2005

Remarks from Department of Justice 15th Anniversary Commemoration
35 Communities Improve Civic Access
Signing of the ADA, July 26, 1990 (accessible streaming video)

10th Anniversary of the ADA
Reports and Events from July 2000

10th Anniversary of the ADA Regional Press Reports

Special 10th Anniversary Status Report
Enforcing the ADA: Looking Back on a Decade of Progress | PDF

Remarks of Attorney General Janet Reno at the Spirit of ADA Torch Relay Celebration, Warm Springs, Georgia, July 19, 2000

Remarks of Assistant Attorney General Bill Lann Lee at the Spirit of ADA Torch Relay, State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, July 15, 2000

Assistant Attorney General Bill Lann Lee unveils New Tool for Hospitals Improves Communication with Patients Who are Deaf at the Connecticut Childrens Center, Hartford, Connecticut, July 28, 2000

United States’ Opposition to Defendant United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc. Motion to Amend the August 14, 1996 Settlement and Injunctive Orders | PDF

Press Release
: Justice Department Sues Major Movie Theater Chain for Failing to Comply with ADA


Guide for Passengers: Accessible Bus Service Under the Greyhound Agreement | PDF

Safeway, Inc., Pleasanton, California

Regulatory Archive

Web Accessibility

Statement Regarding Rulemaking on Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities

Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM): Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities
The SANPRM is also available on FederalRegister.gov (PDF | HTML). The comment period originally closed on August 8, 2016. The Department extended the comment period for an additional 60 days and it closed on October 7, 2016.

Assessing the Potential Monetized Benefits of Captioning Web Content for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Information Collection Request – the comment period closed July 11, 2016.

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations.
This document is also available on FederalRegister.gov. (comments closed January 24, 2011) 

Fact Sheet HTML | PDF

Accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1

Accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1 ANPRM (comments closed January 24, 2011). This document is also available on FederalRegister.gov. (PDF)

Fact Sheet HTML | PDF

Equipment and Furniture

Equipment and Furniture ANPRM (comments closed January 24, 2011). This document is also available on FederalRegister.gov. (PDF)

Fact Sheet HTML | PDF

2010 Revisions to Title II and Title III Regulations

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Information Page

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend 28 CFR Part 35: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services -- Formatted (HTML)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend 28 CFR Part 36: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities -- Formatted (HTML)

Comment Period to Conclude on August 18, 2008

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend 28 CFR Part 35: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services and 28 CFR Part 36: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities PDF

Detectable Warnings

Final Rule for Extension of Detectable Warning Temporary Suspension until July 26, 2001

Proposed Rule 28 CFR Part 36 and 49 CFR Part 37: Extension of Detectable Warning Temporary Suspension until July 26, 2000

Final Rule for Extension of Detectable Warning Temporary Suspension until July 26, 1998

Curb Ramps

Proposed Rule 28 CFR Part 35: Requirement for Curb Ramps

Children’s Facilities

Proposed Rule to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) by adding a special application section for children’s facilities

1994 NPRM to Revise ADA Regulations Under Title II and Title III

Proposed Rule 28 CFR Part 35, 36 and 37: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services; Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities; Accessibility Standards