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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on Southeast ADA

  1. What is the Southeast ADA Center?
  2. How long have you been in operation?
  3. What is the purpose of the Southeast ADA Center?
  4. What services does the Southeast ADA Center provide?
  5. Where is the Southeast ADA Center located?
  6. What states does the Southeast ADA Center serve?
  7. How does the Southeast ADA Center serve such a large geographic area
  8. Who is your funding source?
  9. Do ADA Centers monitor or enforce the ADA?
  10. Can you help me get a job?
  11. Can you certify my disability?
  12. What is the best way to contact you?
  13. What are your hours of operation?
  14. What information do you provide?

1. What is the Southeast ADA Center?

The Southeast ADA Center (formerly known as the Southeast DBTAC) is one of ten regional resources in the ADA National Network funded to provide information, materials, technical assistance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to promote technology access and inclusion by all individuals, as well as facilitate the widespread use of universal design (UD).

2. How long have you been in operation?

The Southeast ADA Center has been in operation since 1991.

3. What is the purpose of the Southeast ADA Center?

The purpose of the Southeast ADA Center is to facilitate voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to promote technology access and inclusion by all individuals as well as facilitate the widespread use of universal design.

4. What services does the Southeast ADA Center provide?

The Southeast ADA Center provides five core functions to promote awareness about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessible information technology (IT), and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities :

For questions, materials, or training on the ADA, contact the Southeast ADA Center .

5. Where is the Southeast ADA Center located?

The Southeast ADA Center is located in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as the regional office for an extended leadership network of State and Local Affiliates from eight (8) states in the U.S. Southeast Region.

6. What states does the Southeast ADA Center serve?

The Southeast ADA Center serves the eight states comprising Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Federal Region IV.

For states outside those we serve, find your ADA Center in the ADA National Network or call 1-800-949-4232.

7. How does the Southeast ADA Center serve such a large geographic area?

The Southeast ADA Center serves as the regional office for an extended leadership network of State and Local Affiliates from eight (8) states in the U.S. Southeast Region (see What states does the Southeast ADA serve?). Designated State Affiliates serve as the leaders around which statewide activities
are organized; Local Affiliates in turn strengthen each respective statewide infrastructure. The Southeast ADA Center and the State Resource Network provide assistance to increase awareness and understanding of and voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as promote technology access.

We continually recruit Network Members, who are individuals and agency representatives interested in learning more about the ADA and accessible technology . In return for their leadership and assistance, the Southeast ADA Center provides current information, educational training tools, and enhanced networking opportunities for sharing challenges, successes and much more.

Requirements for Southeast Network Membership

  • Live in one of the following eight U.S. Southeastern states: Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Kentucky (KY), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN).
  • Facilitate voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Disseminate accurate information about the ADA.
  • Do not represent yourself as an employee or representative of the Southeast ADA Center or its Affiliates.
  • Refrain from promoting ADA compliance via coercion.
  • Do not provide ADA certification to any entity.
  • Do not provide legal interpretations of the law.
  • Send your request to become a Network Affiliate to the Southeast ADA Center via online form or email ADAsoutheast@law.syr.edu or call 404-541-9001.

8. Who is your funding source?

The Southeast ADA Center is one of ten regional ADA Centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

9. Do ADA Centers monitor or enforce the ADA?

No. The ADA Centers nor the ADA National Network do not monitor or enforce the law. Rather, we are authorized by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to provide information, materials, and technical assistance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to promote technology access and inclusion by all individuals as well as facilitate the widespread use of universal design.

10. Can you help me get a job?

No. The U.S. Department of Labor offers job listings and information about many job-related issues through the website called Career One-Stop at careeronestop.org.

11. Can you certify my disability?

No. However, Information Specialists can provide you with information you will need for others who can offer this service.

12. What is the best way to contact you?

The Southeast ADA Center can be reached in several ways.

13. What are your hours of operation?

The Southeast ADA Center operates Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

14. What information do you provide?

The Southeast ADA Center is a regional resource center that provides accurate information and materials about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to promote technology access. Alternate formats of materials are available upon request. Most materials are available free of charge and can be downloaded from the Publication Lists page of the Southeast ADA website or search the ADA Document Portal. There is a nominal fee to defray shipping and handling for materials ordered directly from the Southeast ADA Center.

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