Welcome to the Illinois ADA Project Homepage
Our goal is to educate, enrich, and enlighten the people, businesses, and organizations of Illinois regarding the ADA. Read about what we do in the Our Services Section.
- The Illinois ADA Project is funded by the Great Lakes ADA Center to provide ADA information to individuals and private and public organizations throughout Illinois.
The Illinois ADA Project would like to thank our collaborative partners: The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; disabilityworks; the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN); and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce for their support of the Illinois ADA Project. Please see our Resource Page for more information on these organizations.
|I.||About the Illinois ADA Project|
|II.||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)|
|A.||Goals of the ADA|
|B.||Benefits of ADA Awareness|
The work of the Illinois ADA Project is guided by a Steering Committee that includes individuals with disabilities, advocates, service providers, government agencies, and businesses. The Illinois ADA Project Steering Committee consists of representatives from the following organizations:
The ADA is the 1990 Civil Rights Law designed to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities in the United States of America. The ADA seeks to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the fabric of society. The Act prohibits discrimination, requires that businesses provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and provides that facilities and services be made accessible. The five parts of the ADA are:
- Title I: Employment
- Title II: State and Local Governments
- Title III: Public Accommodations and Commerical Facilities
- Title IV: Telecommunications
- Title V: Miscellaneous
Equal treatment under the law
Fairness to individuals, businesses, and the government
Access to facilities and services
A diverse, integrated, and welcoming society for people with disabilities
Clear, enforceable standards
Increasing ADA awareness will lead to a society where America's goals of freedom, equality, justice, and fairness can be attained and each individualís uniqueness is fully appreciated and their potential realized.