Accessibility Resources

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) Accessibility Initiative is working to develop information and compile resources to alert DCAMM staff, design teams, facility managers, and contractors to common accessibility issues.

New England ADA Center is one of 10 regional ADA Centers comprising the ADA National Network. It is not an enforcement or regulatory agency but a helpful resource supporting the ADA’s mission to “make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality.” Call their toll free number to get your ADA questions answered 1-800-949-4232 or visit at 200 Portland St., Boston, MA.

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

US Department of Justice, ADA Technical Assistance The Department of Justice operates a toll-free ADA Information Line to provide information and materials to the public about the requirements of the ADA. To get answers to technical questions, obtain general ADA information, order free ADA materials, or ask about filing a complaint, please call: 800-514-0301 (voice); 800-514-0383 (TTY).

Webinars produced by the National Network of ADA Centers  – The US Access Board offers free monthly webinars on the content and interpretation of their guidelines and standards. The webinar archives provide a wealth of information as well as answers to commonly asked questions.

US Access Board Guide to the ADA Standards This guide provides clearly labeled recommendations for best practices and animations of users. This guide is in the public domain, and users are free to distribute and share its content or to disseminate copies.

Universal Design Resources:

Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access

Center for Universal Design

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Institute for Human Centered Design

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