Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) saying these words, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” One of the most important civil rights law to be enacted since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.


Picture of Persident George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990 at an outside event.


Report an Accessibility Issue within Milwaukee County Government (buildings, grounds, employment, etc.).


Milwaukee County ADA


ADA Coordinator

Notice of Non-Discrimination


Milwaukee County Procedures


Effective Communication Procedure

Grievance Procedure

Service Animals Procedure

Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices Procedure


ADA Resources


2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Access Board

Accessibility Online

ADA Audio Conference Series

ADA National Network - Information, Guidance & Training

ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Final Rule

ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Q & A from DOJ

ADA Amendments Act of 2008, FAQ from US. Dept of Labor

Effective Communication

Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs, Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Employment, A Guide to People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

HIV / AIDS and the ADA, Questions and Answers

Law Enforcement Officers, Guide for When Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Medical Care, Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities

Meetings, Accessible Information Exchange

National ADA Symposium

Parking Spaces, Restriping; ADA Compliance Brief

Pools, Accessible - Means of Entry and Exit

Service Animals and the ADA, Frequently Asked Questions

State and Local Governments, ADA Update

Temporary Events, A Guide to Making Them Accessible

Title I (Employment) Technical Assistance

Title II (State & Local Governments) Technical Assistance

Title III (Public Accommodations & Commercial Facilities) Technical Assistance

Transportation, ADA Guidance, U.S. DOT

Voters with Disabilities, ADA & Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of

Websites, Accessibility of State & Local Government Websites

Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices


ADA Checklists


Access to Goods & Services - Priority 2

ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities (Full)

Approach & Entrance - Priority 1

Drinking Fountains, Public Telephones & Fire Alarms - Priority 4

Emergency Shelters

Existing Facilities

Fishing Piers & Platforms

Golf Facilities

Miniature Golf

Play Areas

Polling Places

Recreational Boating Facilities

Sports Activities, Team/Player Seating, Exercise Machines, Bowling, Saunas, Shooting Facilities, Etc

Swimming Pools, Wading Pools & Spas

Toilet Rooms - Priority 3

Website Accessibility (Title II)


ADA Topics - Animated


All Topics

Bathing Facilities

Maneuvering at Doors

Parking and Passenger Loading Zones

Protruding Objects


Toilet Rooms

Wheelchair Maneuvering


ADA Enforcement Agencies


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Federal Communication Commission (FCC)

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)


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