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The ADA Coordinator is an individual designated to coordinate ADA compliance. Title II provisions of the ADA requires state and local governments with 50 or more employees to appoint an ADA Coordinator.
Local governments with less than fifty employees are encouraged to consider designating an ADA Coordinator to make the it easier for them to comply with the ADA.
Colleges and universities also designate ADA Coordinators to coordinate their compliance obligations, including private colleges.
Responsibilities of ADA Coordinators include:
- Conducting a self-evaluation and developing the transition plan.
- Monitoring the implementation of the transition plan.
- Handling requests for auxiliary aides and services.
- Providing information about accessible programs and services.
- Serving as an ADA resource.
- Receiving and working to resolve complaints.
- Working with officials and administrators to ensure new facilities or alterations are accessible.
Support for ADA Coordinators
The Great Plains ADA Center provides technical support and training to ADA Coordinators. ADA Coordinators may call 1-800-949-4232 to receive ADA related information and answers to specific questions.
ADA Coordinators can stay updated on ADA regulations and guidelines, resources, trainings, and other information through Great Plains ADA Center e-bulletins and updates.
ADA Coordinators or anyone interested in becoming an ADA Coordinator can now receive certification that they have the knowledge base necessary to be an effective ADA Coordinator through completion of required training content andpassing an examination. ACTCP also provides professional support and networking for members.
Resources: Title II: State and Local Government
An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities. (HTML)
An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparednes and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities. (PDF)
Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers (HTML)
Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers (PDF)