Overview of the Pacific ADA Center
Who We Are
The Pacific ADA Center is one of ten Regional Centers in the ADA National Network created to educate people about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center serves Region 9 which covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Basin Territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Our purpose is to promote the full participation in society of all persons with disabilities by increasing knowledge of the ADA and related disability civil rights laws.
What is the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that protects people from being treated unfairly and facing discrimination because they have a disability. Under the ADA, people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else when:
• Applying for jobs and at work;
• Using state and local government programs and services; and
• Entering and buying goods and services from places open to the public.
The ADA also makes sure people with disabilities can use their ADA rights without anyone stopping or punishing them. In addition, people with hearing and speech disabilities have the right to telephone and internet services they can use.
Who We Serve
We provide services to individuals with disabilities and their family members, businesses, nonprofit organizations, employers, state and local governments, educational entities, architects and designers, emergency managers and planners, and anyone interested in the ADA.
WHAT WE OFFER
Answers to ADA Questions
We give up-to-date and easy to understand information by phone and email about the ADA law and regulations and related disability rights laws.
We provide basic to advanced trainings on a range of ADA-related topics, including disability awareness; an overview of the ADA; service animals; employment issues; and building, program, and/or digital accessibility. We can deliver a training online via Zoom or in-person.
We offer webinars on topics, including general ADA information, emergency management and preparedness, and healthcare and the ADA.
Our webinars are delivered via Zoom and telephone. Zoom webinars always have real-time captioning, and ASL Interpreters are provided upon request.
We provide ADA-related information and materials electronically, and materials can be downloaded from our website. Alternate formats are available upon request.
Conferences and Workshops
We coordinate and provide regional conferences and educational workshops.
How to Access our Services
We answer questions by phone at
(800) 949-4232 (Voice/Relay) and email at email@example.com.
Also, visit our website at www.adapacific.org for more information and resources.