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ADA - Title II

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act covers state and local governments and non-discrimination based on disability. This law is enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and implemented by the Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Access Board develops and maintains ADA Accessibility Guidelines for design of new construction and alterations.

Definition of "disability" - a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual's major life activities. These may include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.

Basic Requirements of Title II include the following:

Title II

Public Entity Requirements

Title II - New Construction

Title II - Alterations

Title II - Existing Facilities

Maintaining Accessibility

Must maintain accessibility features of facilities in operable working condition.

Examples:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973