Introduction to the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 — the ADA is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities.
THE CURRENT ADA REGULATIONS
The Attorney General has responsibility for publishing regulations implementing the requirements of title II (state and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) of the ADA. These regulations are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 28 CFR parts 35 (title II) and 36 (title III). The Department’s current ADA regulations. Click link above for current information.
ADA Paratransit Service
Lake Transit provides paratransit service with its Dial-A-Ride service in the Clearlake/Lower Lake and Lakeport areas and “Flex Stop” service within one mile of regular bus routes services for those areas not served by Dial-A-Ride. ADA eligible individuals receive discount fares and special service features.
To get answers to technical questions, obtain general ADA information, order free ADA materials, or ask about filing a complaint, please call:
800-514-0301 (voice); 800-514-0383 (TTY)