The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the US Department of Education has established ten regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, advocates for people with disabilities and other entities with responsibilities under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

        The centers act as a "one-stop" central, comprehensive resource on ADA issues in employment, public services, public accommodations (private for profit and non-profit businesses), and communications.  Each center works closely with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation, and other professional networks to provide ADA information and assistance.  Programs vary in each region, but all centers provide the following:

 

 

        The DBTACs are also providing information and technical assistance on education-based information technology, such as websites, software and hardware, in collaboration with the National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT).  http://www.washington.edu/accessit/

        Contact the DBTACs toll-free at: 1-800-949-4232 and your call with automatically be routed to the DBTAC in your region or you may visit your State's Region on-line by visiting the appropriate link in the table below.

        The National Access for Public Schools Project has also been funded by NIDRR to answer questions about the ADA in public schools. Toll-free: 1-800-893-1225 or http://www.adaptenv.org

 

Region 1
New England DBTAC
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT



http://www.adaptenv.org

 

Region 2
Northeast DBTAC
NJ, NY, PR, VI
 

http://www.nedbtac.org

 

Region 3
Mid-Atlantic DBTAC
DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
 

http://www.adainfo.org

 

Region 4
Southeast DBTAC
  Al, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN  
 

http://www.sedbtac.org

 

Region 5
Great Lakes DBTAC
IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
 

  http://www.adagreatlakes.org 

 

Region 6
Southwest DBTAC
AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
 

http://www.ilru.org

 

Region 7
Great Plains DBTAC
IA, KS, MO, NE
 

http://www.adaproject.org

 

Region 8
Rocky Mountain DBTAC
CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
 

http://www.ada-infonet.org

 

Region 9
Pacific DBTAC
AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Basin
 

http://www.ada-infonet.org

 

Region 10
Northwest DBTAC
AK, ID, OR, WA

 

http://www.nwada.org