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ADA: The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted on July 26, 1990. Its purpose is to provide broad anti-discrimination protections for all persons with physical and mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. The Act covers employment, public services, public accommodations and services operated by private entities and telecommunications relay services.

Watch a series of videos with Bloomington advocates for disability rights.

The City of Bloomington is committed to serving individuals with disabilities and making sure accessibility guidelines are met. Bloomington Human Services staff can assist you in understanding the guidelines and regulations that are part of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are faced with any of the following, contact Human Services:

  • You or someone you know have been discriminated against because of a disability
  • You are building or renovating a publicly used building in the City of Bloomington and you want to make sure you are meeting ADA guidelines for accessibility.
  • You are a concerned citizen who believes a public or private entity is not accessible
  • You have general questions about the ADA guidelines

PDF icon Accessible Parking Requirements

Application for disability parking certificate.

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