Mid-Atlantic ADA Center – TransCen, Inc.

Aging, Disability, and the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law designed to make sure that people with disabilities have equal access to public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and places that are open to the general public. If you live with a disability, or if you care for someone who does, do you know what rights and protections the ADA provides?

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, a project of TransCen, Inc,. has the answers you need. The Center is one of ten regional ADA Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and training on the ADA. The ADA Centers are not enforcement or advocacy agencies, but helpful sources of information and personalized guidance on the requirements of the ADA.

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center lists helpful information and resources for older people and those that serve them on their Aging and Disabilities page.

Aging and the ADA: Why You Should Care About the Americans with Disabilities Act is a fact sheet that provides a quick overview of the ADA and what it covers.

ADA and Caregivers: Frequently Asked Questions addresses questions often posed by caregivers and the people who need their assistance.

Call the toll-free information line: 1-800-949-4232 or visit ADAInfo.org.