Local, State, Federal Resources

LOCAL

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Engages local business leaders in governmental and philanthropic activities, connecting and educating its members, and providing a forum for addressing the needs of the Cambridge business community.

Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Serves as a resource in the Cambridge community to address access, equal rights, and other issues of concern to people with disabilities.

Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Facilitates full and equal participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities in the City of Boston.

Easter Seals - Massachusetts
Provides a lending library for assistive technology

Carroll Center for the Blind
Provides education, resources, and assistive technology services

Belmont Medical Supply
Sells and rental durable medical equipment

STATE

Title I of the ADA Employment

Title III of the ADA Highlights

Title III Regulations

Title III Technical Assistance Manual

Title III Technical Assistance Manual 1994 Supplement

ADA Designated Investigative Agencies. A 4-page list of the nine federal agencies that are designated to investigate disability-related discrimination complaints filed against State and local government programs under title I or title II of the ADA or against Federally funded or assisted programs under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment (HTML | PDF). A 2-page pamphlet for people with disabilities providing a general explanation of the employment provisions of the ADA and how to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.)

Job Accommodation Network

Service Animals

This government publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Department’s new regulations.

  • Beginning on March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.
  • A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • Generally, title II and title III entities must permit service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas where members of the public are allowed to go.

Additional information:

ADA and ticket sales

Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations. This 13-page document lists a sampling of common accessibility errors or omissions that have been identified through the Department of Justice's ongoing enforcement efforts. The significance of the errors is discussed and references are provided to the requirements of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Common Errors (HTML) | Common Errors (PDF)