National Experience. Custom Solutions.
ADA One is a consulting firm drawing on the three decades of disability rights experience of Irene Bowen, J.D.
It offers one source for learning about and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws.
- NEW ADA GUIDE, January 2011: Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, reflecting the new DOJ regulations, with best practices, tip sheets, extensive resources (press release [PDF]) and (guide)
- NOW AVAILABLE from NAADAC: CD for webinar series on DOJ’s new regulations: ADA, the Next Generation, presented fall 2010, including power point, audio recordings, and handouts for each of seven sessions
- NOW AVAILABLE from AHEAD:
- Audio conference packet for A Policy Tele-Institute for Higher Education: Implementing the “new” ADA and DOJ regulations, presented fall 2010, with recordings, transcripts and accompanying slides and handouts for each of five sessions
- Demystifying the ADAAA, ADAAG and Other New Laws and Regulations, first aired March 4, 2010, with full audio recording of the session on CD-Rom, transcripts of the sessions, handouts, and PowerPoint
What We Do
Working with ADA One, you can
- Get all your ADA help from one place
- Learn from a national leader and acclaimed disability law expert
- Position yourself for success at a time of change
- New requirements under the law and regulations
- Changing environments
- Tighter budgets
- Find out what federal officials expect from businesses and state and local governments
- Devise solutions that meet those expectations and that work for your setting and budget
- Resolve problems before they become lawsuits
Founder, Irene Bowen
ADA One consulting grows from President Irene Bowen’s thirty years of experience – and results – as Deputy Chief of the Disability Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Access Board. She achieved ADA compliance through landmark litigation, settlements, and education.
Ms. Bowen doesn’t just know, study, and apply the laws and regulations – she wrote and enforced many of their provisions. She understands what’s behind them. She grasps what the federal government expects for compliance, how it operates, and what it may do next.
ADA One has collaborative relationships with experts in specialized fields – such as architecture, information technology, and housing – and draws on their services when they’re needed.
Those We Serve
ADA One provides training, consulting, and alternative dispute resolution services for
New Resources from ADA One
Tips for the Transition to 2012. Read this if you’re unclear about how and when to apply the new standards, how to make the choice of the “old” or “new” standards before March 15, 2012, and how the new “safe harbors” work.
NOTE: All documents below are excerpted from The Chicago Community Trust’s Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, authored by Irene Bowen of ADA One, LLC, and released January 31, 2011. Permission is granted to distribute and copy them, with acknowledgment of the source.
Quick-check tool: Use this five-page checklist to assess where you are and the areas where you need to improve compliance with the ADA. While intended for nonprofits, the checklist also works for businesses and state and local governments.
Resources: A comprehensive listing of up-to-date resources (including DOJ’s 2010 regulations) as of January 31, 2011, including organizations, topics (e.g., facilities, communication, emergency procedures, meetings and classes, the arts, health care, child care), and sources of services and products).
Tip sheets: Front-line staff can keep these handy for practical guidance on issues such as how to place or receive a telecommunications relay service call, how to work with an interpreter, how to make a document in large-font format, and how to make a meeting accessible.
Templates: Customizable for your organization, these templates offer samples of accessible meeting notices, policy modifications and accommodations, communication assistance, and information about accessible features of your facilities.
Glossary of communication terms: Are you unsure about the different types of interpreters, captioning, telecommunications relay services? This glossary clarifies these and explains terms such as assistive listening devices, screenreader, UbiDuo, and videophone.
Also available in HTML from the Chicago Community Trust