Ensuring that your city services, programs, and activities are all accessible allows people with disabilities to participate in civic programs and activities, and enjoy both employment and volunteering opportunities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) exists to ensure that all people with disabilities have the same opportunities as those without disabilities.
Minnesota cities have made great strides in this area, and continue to do so. This list of resources can help your community with ADA-related questions.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Checklist for Existing Facilities (National ADA version)
Checklist for Existing Facilities (New England ADA version)
Minnesota Department of Labor - Codes and Licensing Division
Minnesota State Council on Disabilities (MSCOD)
United States Access Board
ADA Minnesota is a resource providing Minnesota citizens with disabilities, businesses, communities, government, universities and colleges assistance in implementing the ADA. It consists of a volunteer committee representing people with disabilities, government, businesses and non-profit organizations. Staff is housed at the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Services ADA MN provides to individuals, organizations, and businesses at no cost include:
Funds are provided in part by the Great Lakes ADA Center with funds from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133A110029.