Wow! We are halfway through the 2011-2012 ADA Audio Conference Season. But there are still a lot of good sessions coming up... Emergency Planning, Accessible Parking, Annual Update from the DOJ and EEOC, and Polling Place Accessibility. Take a look at our UPCOMING session list so you can put it on your calendar now.
Have a question about how the changes impact your place of business? Call 1-800-949-4232 to talk with a Technical Assistance specialist with the Great Lakes ADA Center. It's a free service.
The ADA National Network is offering numerous trainings on the changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act through their ADA Audio Conference program and their free ADA Webinar Series. Please feel free to contact ADA-Indiana (1-800-825-4733 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a specific training need.
On March 25, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued the final regulations to implement the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The EEOC also posted several documents on their website to provide guidance on the final regulations.
Find out more about the status of the ADA Amendments Act from the EEOC's website: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa_info.cfm
Revised Regulations for Title II and III
On March 15th, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice's revised regulations for Title II and III went into effect (see the DOJ's Effective Date, Compliance Date.)
View the published Regulations and the Fact Sheets on the changes on their website: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/ADAregs2010.htm
2010 ADA Standards
The U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) released the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (again, see the DOJ's Effective Date, Compliance Date for more information about dates for compliance).
The U.S. Department of Justice issued four Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in 2010
On July 26, 2010, the Department published four advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs) in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the following topics: Accessibility of Web Information and Services Provided by Entities Covered by the ADA, Movie Captioning and Video Description, Accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1, and Equipment and Furniture.
The comment period has closed but you can still view the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on their website: http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010.htm