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 Grassroots ADA Trainer Project

'Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.' Helen Keller

Questions and Answers

What is the Grassroots Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Trainer Project?

The Grassroots ADA Trainer Project is a dynamic new program. The services provided by Grassroots ADA Trainers are uniquely tailored to the needs of the communities they serve. While all trainers are expected to provide the same basics ADA services, the way they provide these services within their individuals communities may be very different.

What do the Grassroots ADA Trainers do?

Who are Grassroots ADA Trainers?

Individuals interested in making their communities more accessible and more acquainted with the Americans with Disabilities Act have completed an application process and have been selected to receive the knowledge, materials, technical support and skills they need to become Grassroots ADA Trainers. They complete eight or more full days of training about the ADA.

Are Grassroots ADA Trainers experts in the ADA?

Trainers in the Project are not expected to have all the answers about the ADA. They are, however, provided with extensive resource materials and names of resource agencies and individuals from which to obtain answers.

What will it cost me for ADA technical assistance?

Service Cost
Initial Assessment & Report with Recommendations $375.00
Follow-up Technical Assistance $75.00 an hour

Please note: There is no cost to individuals with disabilities seeking assistance.

Links and Resources

Other Federal Agencies and Federal Grantees Providing Information

Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation offers technical assistance on ADA provisions applying to public transportation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment and also provides information on how to file ADA complaints.

Access Board

The Access Board (or the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers assistance and publications on the Fair Housing Act.

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs)

The U.S. Department of Education funds 10 regional centers to provide technical assistance on the ADA.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free telephone consulting service offering information and advice to employers and people with disabilities on reasonable accommodation in the workplace.

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