On this page we include a wide range of useful links that our staff uses on a day-to-day basis. Some of the links are to federal agencies or project, such as the ADA Centers, supported by federal funding. Others are private organizations that we find particularly useful.

Useful Links

Rocky Mountain ADA Center – operated by MTC
National ADA Network – includes links to the other nine ADA regional centers (DOJ) – Information and technical assistance on the ADA
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Act
Federal Election Commission - Help America Vote Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - EEOC
U.S. Access Board – Facility / transportation accessibility guidelines
ADA Checklist – A self-use checklist for facility accessibility
Department of Transportation - DOT
Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD
Fair Housing FIRST - Design and construction requirements
Special Education - DOE
Guide to the ADA Standards - U.S. Access Board

Thoughtful Knowledge

All white papers produced by Meeting the Challenge contain our professional opinions concerning best practices in applying disability laws and standards. These materials are intended as technical assistance and do not constitute a legal finding.

Train Platform Edges – The 2010 ADA Standards as well as 2003 ANSI A117.1 require that train platforms have detectable warnings along the length of the platform at the platform edge. The term “at” is not specifically defined. MTC generated a white paper to address this issue.

Stairway Accessibility – Not all stairways are created equal when it comes to accessibility. This white paper presents the accessibility requirements for stairways under various circumstances.

Signage Requirements – The 2010 ADA Standards contain requirements for all built environment elements. This whitepaper brings together all the signage requirements.

Assembly Area Requirements – This white paper collects all the requirements for assembly areas from the ADA Standards as well as the IBC and ANSI A117.1.

Play Area Surfaces – Play area surfaces must be both accessible and safe. This presents a variety of challenges when selecting materials for use in constructing play areas.

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