News & Events

  • Free Webinar – Great Lake ADA Center: Accessible Residential Housing

    Thursday, September 7, 2023, 2:30-4 p.m. ET

    Independent living is one of the most critical elements of accessibility. Accessibility barriers within a person’s home, where they spend most of their time, are imperative to address.

    Residential dwelling unit accessibility guidelines and standards are addressed under many laws, including the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, to ensure these facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. These laws, guidelines, and standards can be difficult to understand and lead to confusion for many design professionals, lawyers, and citizens. This session will clarify these requirements and their application to different types of residential facilities, including both privately and publicly funded facilities. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will review differences between Title II and III of the ADA and the ABA, as well as their overlap with HUD's 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, presenters will give an overview of the accessible design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act that apply broadly to most multifamily housing.

    This session will have real-time captioning and sign language interpreters available.

    Individuals may submit questions in advance of the session when they register for the session.

    Accessible Residential Housing Webinar Registration Link

  • Northeast ADA Center Closed September 4

    Please note that on Monday, September 4, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed for a federal holiday. The hotline will reopen the following day, September 5, at 8:30 a.m. We encourage you to explore the resources available on the Northeast ADA Center website.

  • August 21 Is National Senior Citizens Day

    Established in 1988, National Senior Citizens Day is a day to show our gratitude to the older generations for the years of service they have given to our communities. As technology and medicine advances, senior citizens are participating in more community activities than ever before. Remember to honor these important members of our communities and their lifelong contributions!

    For more information on National Senior Citizens Day, visit the Age Safe America website.

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