ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings & Facilities
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)
ADA Regulation for Title II, as printed in the Federal Register (7/26/91). The Department of Justice's regulation implementing title II, subtitle A, of the ADA which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs, and activities provided to the public by State and local governments, except public transportation services.
ADA Regulation for Title III, as printed in the Code of Federal Regulations (7/1/94). The Department of Justice's regulation implementing title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in "places of public accommodation" (businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public) and "commercial facilities" (other businesses). The regulation includes Appendix A to Part 36 - Standards for Accessible Design establishing minimum standards for ensuring accessibility when designing and constructing a new facility or altering an existing facility.
Section 508 - In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. It is recommended that you review the laws and regulations listed below to further your understanding about Section 508 and how you can support implementation.
Section 508 (508 statute html, 508 statute pdf)
Building/Site Accessibility Compliance Checklist (AD-2056) (PDF; 138 KB)
Reasonable Accommodation Procedures (General)
Reasonable Accommodation (Assistive Technology)
American Paralysis Association - national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury paralysis.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association - interactive community providing information, referral and support for people living with spinal cord injury, their families and professionals.
DisabilityInfo.gov provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. You can begin your search by visiting any of the nine subject areas at the top of this page. To find disability resources in your state just click on the Find State and Local Resources map located in each of these subject areas.
Independence Center - a non-profit organization dedicated to independent living for young adults with a variety of learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - national volunteer organization which provides help to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities.
International Dyslexia Association
Visual Impaired and Blind
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - a non-profit organization that strives to serve the visually impaired and to promote the prevention of blindness.
National Association for Visually Handicapped - works with people worldwide dealing with the difficulties of vision impairment.
National Federation of the Blind
National Association of the Deaf
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
American Disability Association
American Association of People with Disabilities - non-profit cross-disability organization whose goals are: unity, leadership & impact.
National Alliance OF The DisAbled, Inc. - NAOTD is an online disability advocacy and informational organization.
National Association of American Business Clubs (AMBUCS)
United States National Council on Disability - independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on disability policy.
World Association of Physically Disabled
Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
Schedule A appointments
Workforce Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities
ALIC - Helpful Hints on How to Respond to KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Factors
U.S. Department of Labor - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Student Educational Employment Programs
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities