The Great Plains ADA Center provides technical support and training to meet the professional needs of ADA Coordinators. A number of materials designed specifically for ADA Coordinators are available on this site. ADA Coordinators can keep updated on ADA regulations and guidelines, resources, trainings, and best practices through Center's e-bulletin, The ADA Report.
Who is an ADA Coordinator?
The ADA Coordinator is an individual designated to coordinate and implement ADA compliance activities.
Title II provisions of the ADA requires state and local governments with 50 or more employees to appoint an ADA Coordinator.
Local governments with less than fifty employees are encouraged to consider designating an ADA Coordinator to make the it easier for them to comply with the ADA.
Colleges and universities also designate ADA Coordinators to coordinate their compliance obligations, including private colleges.
Increasing numbers of corporations and businesses are designating ADA Coordinators to better meet the needs of their customers with disabilities and ADA compliance obligations.
Responsibilities of ADA Coordinators include:
- Conducting a self-evaluation and developing the transition plan.
- Monitoring the implementation of the transition plan.
- Handling requests for auxiliary aides and services.
- Providing information about accessible programs and services.
- Serving as an ADA resource.
- Receiving and working to resolve complaints.
- Working with officials and administrators to ensure new facilities or alterations are accessible.
Professional Resources for ADA Coordinators
ADA Coordinator Certification Program (ACTCP)
ACTCP is a unique program designed to meet the professional and training needs of ADA Coordinators and others involved in ADA implementation.
ADA National Network
The ADA National Network is comprised of ten regional ADA Centers that provide information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA National Network is a program of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; (NIDILRR) an agency under Health and Human Resources.