Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a complex set of laws. Each Title deals with a specific segment of the U.S. economy.

Title I: Private Employment
Title II: Public Agencies
Title III: Public Accommodations
Title IV: Telecommunications
Title V: Miscellaneous

The law assigns regulatory and investigative responsibilities to various agencies. Each responsible agency has published its regulations and complaint processes. Complaints and/or lawsuits can be filed on any discriminatory act within certain time frames.

The ADA has specific language concerning provision of “Aids and Services” under each of its titles. Provision of Alternate Formats of print documents to people with disabilities is acknowledged as one of the types of Aids and Services to be provided upon request.

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