A-004 ADA Update – A Primer for State and Local Governments
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ADA Update – A Primer for State and Local Governments
The ADA Update – A Primer for State and Local Governments course is a part of our Building Category courses. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Under this law, people with disabilities are entitled to all of the rights, privileges, advantages, and opportunities that others have when participating in civic activities.
More than 55 million Americans—18% of our population—have disabilities, and they, like all Americans, participate in a variety of programs, services, and activities provided by their State and local governments.
This course provides general guidance to help architects, engineers, and public entities understand how to comply with the Justice Department’s revised ADA regulations and the 2010 Standards for accessible buildings.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify who is protected under the ADA
- Recognize general nondiscrimination requirements of the ADA
- Provide examples of reasonable modification policies and procedures
- Develop a policy dealing with service animals that complies with the ADA’s revised regulations
- List effective solutions to communicate with individuals with disabilities
- Understand the obligations to ensure individuals with disabilities have access to programs and services in existing facilities
- Determine how “safe Harbor” applies to the elements of existing facilities
- Determine the number of accessible parking spaces required by the ADA
- Plan for success to ensure ADA compliance
A-004 ADA Update - A Primer for State and Local Governments