STIC provides non-legal advice, consultation, and training on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and all of its provisions, as well as other disability-related laws and regulations. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The ADA has various Titles covering different areas, including:
Title I – Employment
Title I prohibits employment discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability. This applies to job application procedures, hiring, advancement and discharge of employees, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Title II – Public Entities
Title II prohibits disability discrimination by all public entities at the local and state level (i.e. school district, municipal, city, county).
Title III – Public Accommodations
Under Title III, no individual may be discriminated against on the basis of disability with regards to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, or facilities of any place of public accommodation. Public accommodations include most places of lodging (such as hotels), recreation, transportation, education, and dining, stores, and care providers among other things.
Title IV – Telecommunications
Title IV requires that all telecommunications companies in the U.S. take steps to ensure functionally equivalent services for consumers with disabilities, notably those who are deaf or hard of hearing and those with speech impairments.
Title V – Miscellaneous Provisions
Title V includes technical provisions regarding the ADA.
Training sessions are conducted by STIC staff on all aspects of the ADA for groups or businesses in both the public and private sectors. Training sessions are usually tailored to the interests of the particular group being trained.
Use the link below to find additional information and resources regarding the ADA
ADA services are available to individuals, families, organizations and businesses in Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties. These services are free to consumers/families; fees for organizations and businesses.
Frank Pennisi, Disability Rights and Access Coordinator
Phone: (607) 724-2111 or toll free at (877) 722-9150 (Voice and TTY)
Fax: (607) 772-3600