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  • The ADA and Parking
    Accessible parking is a common feature in parking lots—and a common topic in questions posed on the Northeast ADA Center hotline.
  • State- and Territory-Based Accessibility Requirements
    Learn about the relationship between federal ADA standards and state or local accessibility standards, in the context of the built environment. Also find links to accessibility-related building codes...
  • Olmstead Decision
    What’s the Olmstead decision? How does it relate to Title II of the ADA? This article introduces the Olmstead decision and looks at a few related court cases in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.
  • The ADA and Title II Public Entities
    The ADA ensures access by people with disabilities to buildings, facilities, programs, services, and activities offered by state and local governments.
  • State & Local Government Overview
    This overview of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes links to additional articles on our site that explore Title II more deeply.

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2016 New York Disability Statistics - Poverty Rate Gap
Infographic titled '2016 New York Disability Statistics - Poverty Rate Gap' featuring a bar graph illustrating the comparative poverty rates in percentages for people with and without disabilities within the New York state population.

In 2016, the poverty rate for people with disabilities in New York State was 2.6 times the rate for people without disabilities.

People with disabilities had a poverty rate of 29.7% and people without disabilities had a poverty rate of 11.5%.

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2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Simplified (NY)
Infographic featuring text on top of an outline of New York State:
In 2017, the Employment Rate of working-age people with disabilities in New York State was 34.9%
Source: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
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2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Full (NY)
Infographic featuring text on top of an outline of New York State along with a bar graph showing employment rates for people with disabilities and people without disabilities in the New York State:
In 2017, the Employment Rate for people with disabilities in New York was 43.9% points less than for people without disabilities. The Employment rate for people with disabilities was 34.9%. The Employment rate for people without disabilities was 78.8%.
Statistics for non-institutionalized population, ages 21-64.
Source: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
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2017 Disability Statistics - Prevalence (NY)
Infographic featuring text on top of an outline of New York State along with icons representing various disability types.
In New York State, there are 2.3 Million people with a disability. (A person can report one or more of six disability types).
1.2 Million people have an ambulatory disability.
895 thousand people have an independent living disability.
835 thousand people have a cognitive disability.
554 thousand people have a hearing disability.
512 thousand people have a self-care disability.
406 thousand people have a visual disability.
Source: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
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Title II: What is a Public Entity?
'Title II: What Is a Public Entity?'

Title II of the ADA applies to 'Public Entities.'
These include: any state or local government, departments and agencies of state or local government, and commuter rail authorities and AMTRAK.

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