DOJ’s 2010 ADA Standards Go into Effect

The Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 “ADA” in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design “2010 Standards” or “Standards”. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

For a brief summary of some highlights of the new requirements people with hearing loss, see “DOJ 2010 ADA Standards Summary 4_2012

For a more complete review of the text of those portions of the standards that will have an impact on people with hearing loss, see “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design 9_15_2010

For the full standards, see “2010 ADA Standards