ADA Resources

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)

ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments

Checklist for Existing Facilities (National ADA version)

Checklist for Existing Facilities (New England ADA version)

Checklist for Polling Places

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Website Accessibility Guide

ADA Sign Installation Guidelines

Minnesota Department of Labor - Codes and Licensing Division

Accessibility Requirements via Minnesota State Building Code

Minnesota State Council on Disabilities (MSCOD)

Building Access Survey Customized Training

Contact an Access Specialist

United States Access Board

Requirements/Resources for Recreational Facilities Accessibility Standards for Federal Outdoor Developed Areas

ADA Minnesota

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:

  • Technical assistance and information about what the ADA covers and what is required for compliance
  • Education, trainings, conferences, and presentations
  • Publications with information on employment, accessibility, reasonable accommodations and more
  • Connections to a network of local and national agencies
  • Resources on accessible information and electronic technology in education centers

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.