ADA Coordinator and the ADA
Under Title II of 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.
Join our Email List
If you are an "ADA Coordinator" or the designated person for your municipality, agency, or other entity that has obligations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we would like to hear from you. You can email ADA-Indiana and request to be added to our ADA coordinator list for our monthly e-newsletter that highlights training opportunities and ADA resources.
Online Training for ADA Coordinators
The ADA National Network offers free online training for people wanting to learn about TItle II of the ADA. Below are the links to online courses and archived webinars.
- ADA Basics Course- a self-paced online course that covers the "basics" of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Title II Tutorial for ADA Coordinator - a self-paced online course that covers Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- ADAOnline2020 - During last year's pandemic, many of the courses generally offered at the National ADA Symposium was provided for free. You can access these for free at no cost.
ADA National Network Resources
The ADA National Network offers free resources on Title II and ADA Coordinators.
Department of Justice Resources
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) provides many technical assistance documents to promote compliance. Here are just a few:
The DOJ's Project Civic Access
In a training sponsored by ADA-Indiana, Sally Conway, former Deputy Chief with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), mentioned that the settlement agreements on the Project Civic Access website could be used as instructional resources for municipalities.
Join the Indiana Association for ADA Coordinators
The Indiana ADA and Title VI Coordinator Association was founded by Cathy Gross, the current Mayor (and former ADA Coordinator) of the City of Monticello. The Association hosts meetings and gatherings at the annual municipal conferences each year. If you have questions about the Association or would like to join, please contact ADA-Indiana and we can connect you with the current president.
If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact Matt Norris at (812) 855-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org