ADA Nevada—Americans with Disabilities Act
Scott Youngs, Project Coordinator
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities/MS0285
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557
ADA Nevada provides training, technical assistance and consulting services regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). As Project Coordinator Scott Youngs provides training to people with various disabilities,state and local government agencies including school districts, community colleges and Universities, and public and private employers. It also assists the business community in understanding their responsibilities under the law and strives to improve overall access in communities throughout the region.
The project acts as the State Affiliate of the DBTAC: Pacific ADA Center. The Pacific DBTAC is one of 10 Centers across the country that assists with the implementation of the ADA. It also provides a quarterly newsletter with news and updates regarding the ADA.
- Training: General ADA training on all Titles of the ADA of 1990. Awareness regarding issues affecting people with disabilities. Completing an ADA Self-Evaluation or transition plan. Providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
- Technical Assistance: Provides information and materials regarding guidelines and best practices. Guidance to people with disabilities regarding rights. Guidance to public and private sectors regarding responsibilities.
- On-Site compliance reviews: Provides in-depth site assessments for compliance with current standards for buildings and facilities. Provides assistance for determining access to programs and services. Assists employees and employers regarding reasonable accommodation in the workplace.
- Construction Document Plan Review: Reviews plans for accessibility compliance in all phases of the construction process to ensure facilities are accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
- Web Accessibility: The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities.