Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, public entities like local and state governments with more than 50 employees are required to appoint an employee to be the "ADA Coordinator." (see § 35.107 Designation of responsible employee and adoption of grievance procedures). The ADA Coordinator's role is to 'coordinate [public entity's] efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities" under Title II of the ADA.
Here are some available resources on Title II of the ADA that might be helpful.
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If you have a question about your Title II and the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: (800) 949-4232.
If you can't find a resource for your specific need or interest, contact us by ADA-Indiana by email or by phone: (812) 856-5251.
The ADA National Network offers free online training for people wanting to learn about Title II of the ADA.
ADA Title II Tutorial - a self-paced online course that covers Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As of January 6, 2022, the Southeast ADA Center charges a $5.00 administrative fee to enroll in this course.
ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program - The Great Plains ADA Center provides an online training program for individuals interested in increasing their knowledge about the Title II of the ADA and the responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator.
National ADA Symposium - The Great Plains ADA Center hosts an annual training conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Many of the sessions focus on the "ADA Coordinator" and Title II of the ADA. In 2022, the Symposium will be entirely virtual.
The Great Lakes ADA Center maintains an archive of the sessions in their various webinar series. Here are several on Title II of the ADA.
The ADA in Small Cities and Towns - "This session will look at the ADA requirements for town facilities, communications with the public, and policies and procedures governing town programs, services, and activities. How to engage the local community will also be discussed."
ADA Coordinator: Getting the Job Done - "This session will provide an overview of the role of an ADA coordinator and practical strategies and tips to get the job done. Discussion will include how to get started as a new ADA Coordinator, common challenges experienced by ADA Coordinators and strategies to address them, effective collaboration with community partners, and how to move your entity beyond minimum compliance."
ADAOnline2020 - During 2020, many of the courses offered at the National ADA Symposium were provided online for free. You can access these for free at no cost courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center.
Role of the ADA Coordinator
Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans (Part 1 of 2-part session)
Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans (Part 2 of 2-part session)
Office of One: Doing More with Less
The ADA National Network offers free resources on Title II and for ADA Coordinators.
ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments - The New England ADA Center hosts an online version of their "ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments" (originally published in 1992). The Action Guide website provides guidance to local and state government entities with obligations under Title II of the ADA.
ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program - The Great Plains ADA Center provides an online training program for individuals interested in increasing their knowledge about the Title II of the ADA and the responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator. The training certification program is linked to the training offered through the National ADA Symposium. (ADA-Indiana's ADA Training Academy provides support for participants to enroll in the training certification program and attend the virtual ADA Symposium.)
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) provides many technical assistance documents to promote compliance. Here are just a few: