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ADA Checklist for Emergency Shelters

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This resource includes information about the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility for individuals with disabilities as well as checklist items.

It covers the importance of accessibility of an emergency shelter and identifies features needed for accessibility. The resource can help state and local officials determine whether a shelter is accessible and changes to be made to remove obstacles. Although a notice near the top of this resource cautions that it may not fully reflect current ADA regulations, the resource is the latest version of this guidance available at the federal ADA website, and it offers crucial guidance to help officials ensure that emergency shelters meet the needs of whole communities, including individuals with disabilities.

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U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (DOJ)