ADA Materials: Documents, Guides, and Links
The Pacific ADA Center provides written materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on a variety of subjects. Please note that some of the materials links will take you to another website.
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- Effective Communication
- Facility Accessibility
Fair Housing Act - Accessibility (Design and Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under The Fair Housing Act 2013 - U.S. Department Of Justice / U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development
- General ADA
- Service Animals
There is no federally recognized registry, form, or application to designate that an animal is either a service dog or an emotional support animal. People with animals often purchase certificates from the internet that say their animal is a service dog or an emotional support animal, but these certificates are not legally valid.
Please note: Emotional support animals are not covered under the ADA. They are covered under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) which is enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Emotional support animals are allowed in rental housing but are not allowed in public places where there is a no pet policy. Emotional support animals are also allowed on airlines under the Air Carrier Access Act. Each airline has its own procedures.
- Tax Benefits for ADA Compliance and IRS Information
- Title I: Employment
Caregiving Responsibilities - Questions and Answers about EEOC’sEnforcement Guidance on
Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities 2007 - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Genetic Testing Policy Guidance - EEOC Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information 2000 - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Genetic Testing Policy - Questions and Answers: EEOC Policy Guidance on Executive Order
13145 Prohibiting Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information 2011 - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Working Effectively with People who have Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 1994 - Cornell University
Medical Examinations - Enforcement Guidance on Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2000 - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Medical Examinations - Questions and Answers: Enforcement Guidance on Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under The Americans with Disabilities Act - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship - EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Title II: State and Local Government Services
- Title III: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities
Movie Theaters - Questions and Answers about theDepartment of Justice’s Final Rule Under Title III of the ADA Requiring Movie Theaters to Provide Closed Movie Captioning and Audio Description 2016 - U.S. Department of Justice
Title III Technical Assistance Manual - Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities 1993 - U.S. Department of Justice
- Title IV: Telecommunications
Air Carrier Access Act - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Air Travel of People with Disabilities Under the Amended Air Carrier Access Act Regulation 2009 - U.S. Department of Transportation
Transportation Vehicle Specifications - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessilility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles Title 49 Part 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - U.S. Department of Transportation
- Website Accessibility
You can also search the ADA National Network Web Search Portal for additional material. Please note that the Portal link will take you to another website.