Americans with Disabilities Act Bibliography for Local Governments
By Margaret M. Rice ADA Coordinator
440 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2080
- ADA and Employment: Title I law, Technical Assistance Manual and accompanying supplements. Contact the EEOC at 1-80G-669-3362 or your local Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) at 1-800-949-4232. This publication is likely to be free from the EEOC; your DBTAC may charge a minimal copying fee.
- EEOC's ADA Enforcement Guidance on Pre-employment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations. Free from the EEOC. Call 1-800-669-3362.
- EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on the ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities. Free from the EEOC. Call 1-800-669-3362.
- EEOC's Fact Sheet Detailing the Relationship Among the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII and the ADA. Copies are free from the EEOC. Call 1-800-669-3362.
- EEOC's Enforcement Guidance Describing the Relationship Between Workers' Compensation and the ADA. Free from the EEOC. Call 1-800-669-3362.
- EEOC's Enforcement Guidance Describing the Relationship Between Representations on an Application for Disability Benefits on the Determination of Whether a Person is a 'Qualified Individual With a Disability." Free from the EEOC. Call 1-800-669-3362.
- EEOC's Docket of Active and Resolved ADA Litigabon. Free From the EEOC. Most recent document contains more than 100 pages of cases. Call 202-663-4702.
- Job Accommodation Network
P.O. Box 6080, 918 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 1, Morgantown, WV 26506-7080; telephone: 800-526-7234.
Wonderful free resource. JAN has comprehensive data on accommodations methods, policies and strategies for employers and employees. A consultant will help you find the accommodation solutions most appropriate for your individual specifications.
- ADA and Program Access
U.S. Department of Justice's "Questions and Answers about the Americans with Disabilities Act' providing easy to understand answers to the most frequently asked questions by state and local governments. This booklet covers only Title I (Employment) and Title 11 (Program Access). At our State and Local Training sessions, it is our most popular item. Bulk copies of this document can be ordered through the Justice Departments Technical Assistance line at 1-800-514-0301.
- Title 11 and the Accompanying Handbook and Technical Assistance Manual
Available through your local DBTAC. Call 1-800-949-4232 to be routed through the nearest center. Usually your first copy through the DBTAC is free. Also, this is available free through the Department of Justice at 1-800-514-0301.
- Quarterly Status Reports From the U.S. Department of Justice Highlight ADA Cases and Settlements
- Free from the Department of Justice. Call 1-800-514-0301. Most recent quarterly report Fax code # 3102.
- 'Volunteers Who Produce Books in Braille, Cassette, and Large Print." Available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 202-707-0721. Ms. Freddie Peaco, Volunteer Specialist, can help you with locating services in your area.
- "A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings," available from the ILRU Research & Training Center on Independent Living at TIRR. ILRU Program,2323s.Shepherd,Suite 1000,Houston,TX 77019. Telephone: 713-520-0232;Fax7l3-520-5136. Cost is $25.
- "Effective Communication Series," developed by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 301-897-5700 (v/TDD). Includes: "Direct Access and Effective Communication in 911 and Emergency Communication Services: Guidelines for Compliance with the Title 11 Regulations of the ADA." (Price of this topic is $24). See also Program Access and the Justice System.
- "Commonly Asked Questions About Telephone Emergency Services." Available through the U.S. Department of Justice. Call 1-800-514-0301. Fax code #3304.
- Video: "Communication Means Business," developed by American Speech-Language -Hearing Association, 301-897-5700 (v/TDD). The cost is $20 plus shipping and handling.
- Specific Information on Program Access and the Justice System
"Opening the Courthouse Door," ($6) and/or "Into the Jury Box" ($12.95) published by the American Bar Association, includes many ideas for making the court house and jury box accessible for persons with disabilities. These books describe the range of disabilities of court users, discusses specific ideas for making court house policies and practices more accessible, describes funding sources, and provides a list of resource organizations. Fax in order form if you are interested in this documents. Additional charges for shipping and handling.
- Video: "Access to Justice," developed by the American Bar Association, demonstrates how people with various disabilities (including psychiatric and mental) might react in a courtroom setting. Call 202-662-1570.
- 'Commonly Asked Questions about the Americans With Disabilities Act and Law Enforcement." Available through the U.S. Department of Justice. Call 1-800-514-0301. Fax code #3301.
- "Effective Communication in Law Enforcement: Guidelines for Compliance With the Title 11 Regulations of the ADA," developed by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 301-897-5700 (v/TDD). Cost is $30.
- "Take Another Look: Police Response to People With Seizures and Epilepsy," developed by the Police Executive Research Forum. Designed to help law enforcement distinguish between seizure-related behavior and behavior caused by substance abuse and other conditions. Video tape and training curriculum for $15. Call 202466-7820.
- "Miranda and the Deaf Subject," developed by the Police Executive Research Forum. Video tape is $15. Call 202-466-7820.
- "Managing Persons with Mental Disabilities," a curriculum guide for trainers developed by the Police Executive Research Forum. Designed to improve law enforcement response to calls involving people with mental disabilities. Call 202466-7820. Training curriculum is $10.
- "Special Care: Improving the Police Response to the Mentally Disabled," developed by the Police Executive Research Forum. Includes model programs on police-mental health cooperation. Appendix includes: state law commitment criteria and sample directives. Call 202-466-7820. Cost is $15.
- "Model Policy on the Americans with Disabilities Act," developed by the Police Executive Research Forum. Call 202466-7820.
- 'The Americans with Disabilities Act and Criminal Justice: An Overview," and "The ADA and Criminal Justice: Mental Disabilities and Corrections" developed by the National Institute of Justice. These publications are free from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at 800-851-3420. Part of an ongoing series on the ADA and Criminal Justice by NIJ.
- ADA and Architectural Design/Barrier Removal: "Accessible Stadiums." Publication highlighting features that must be accessible in new stadium. Available through the U.S. Department of Justice. Call 1-800-514-0301. Fax code #3201.
- "ADA-TA" A Technical Assistance Update From the Department of Justice. First edition focuses on 'Readily Achievable Barrier Removal" and "Van Accessible Parking Spaces." Available through the U.S. Department of Justice. Call 1-800-514-0301. Fax code #3301.
- Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Available Free Through the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Also Called the Access Board). These are building standards for new and altered buildings. Also ask for proposed guidelines (sometimes referred to as the Interim Rule for State and Local Governments) for courthouses and juvenile detention centers. (The final rule for State and Local Governments is expected by the end of this year). Call 1-800-872-2253. Later this year, the Access Board should be publishing ADA guidelines for play facilities.
- Video:"Work in Progress," produced by Ward & Associates with funding from NIDRR/U.S. Department of Education. Illustrates barrier problems at historic sites, community recreation centers and city hall and provides potential solutions. Available by calling 919-839-6380. Cost is $23.
- "ADA Guide for Small Businesses" illustrates ways to make business facilities accessible and provides information about tax credits and deductions. Available through the U.S. Department of Justice. Call 1-80G-514-0301. Fax code #3302.
- Video:"Right at Home," a video on the Fair Housing Act and accessible housing. The video is $15 and associated training materials are $18. Call the HUD Fair Housing Clearinghouse at 1-800-343-3442.
- "The ADA Cost Catalog for Access Modifications" written by the Adaptive Environments Center, Inc. under contract with the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The catalog provides materials and labor costs for typical ADA access modifications such as modifying doors, installing elevators, installing signage, and installing or modifying public telephones. Call LRP at 1-800-341-7874 ext. 347. This catalog costs $35 plus shipping and handling.
Other Documents of Interest
- National Association of Counties' booklet of "Model County Programs for Serving Persons with Disabilities." Each year NACO and the National Organization on Disability honor counties serving Americans with Disabilities. The Award for Excellence program, supported by J.C. Penny, provides $1000 to a NACO member county with an outstanding program or project enhancing the ability of people with disabilities to participate in the programs and services of county government. Fax order form to me. Cost is $3.
- National League of Cities' Booklet: "ADA Compliance for Local Officials." Highlights from this booklet include: a description of federal funding sources on page 7, a description of Salt Lake City's method for financing curb cuts on page 8, and an outline of Kern County, California's return to work policy for employees who are temporarily or permanently injured on page 12. Fax order form to me. Cost is $4.
- "Regulation, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution Under the ADA: A Practitioners Guide to Implementations." Published by the American Bar Association. Fax order form to me. Cost is $22.
Revised February 27, 2012