Region 1 - New England ADA Center

The New England ADA Center serves Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

www.NewEnglandADA.org


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The New England ADA Center serves Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Since 1996, the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) has operated the New England ADA Center. The Center meets increasingly complex challenges of providing information, guidance and training across the region, including products designed for ease of use and maximum impact. We have over 20 years of expertise providing ADA services and an awareness of the persistent gaps in understanding and voluntary compliance, including the need for reframing the big vision that the ADA is for all of us!


Online Now! The Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments!

7 steps to implement the ADA

State and local governments (public entities) have obligations under Title II of the ADA to provide people with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. The free ADA Action Guide leads public entities through a seven step process to compliance with the ADA.


Aging and Disability in New England

crowded people on the street

A study to identify the profile of people with disabilities in New England reveals that New England has the largest percentage of Baby Boomers (age 52-70) in the United States. This and other findings are highlighted in the slideshow, ‘Aging, Disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act’ and a research report, ‘An Examination of Disability in New England:  A Demographic Study’ (2018)’ both by the New England ADA Center. Find out more at newenglandada.org.


Aging, Disability and the ADA Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

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We have created two PSAs featuring good examples of accessibility in Boston, Cambridge and Worcester. The PSAs have been aired by Boston, Cambridge and Natick Cable TV stations, premiered at a 27th ADA anniversary event, promoted at aging conferences, and are live on YouTube.