Under the leadership of the Great Lakes ADA Center, an ADA Committee representing the state's leading business organizations, government agencies, disability rights groups and other interested parties were established for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The Center works with the State Steering Committees and other organizations in order to provide technical assistance, trainings and materials on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and on accessible information technology.
The six states served by the center are:
The mission of the Committees is to enhance and utilize local resources, trainings, technical assistance, and conferences, in order to get voluntary compliance with the ADA. The Steering Committees, serve as a centralized and statewide vehicle that educates and promotes full implementation of the ADA throughout the state.
Each committee provides the following services at no cost:
- Education, training, and presentations
- Connection to a network of local and national agencies
- Publications with information on employment, accessibility, reasonable accommodations, etc.
In addition, the Great Lakes ADA Center has partnered with a variety of entities to conduct outreach and awareness in the area of accessible technology. The Center along with our collaborators through trainings, material dissemination and on-line resources strives to work with a variety of entities to insure that their information technology is accessible to customers, students, staff and the public with disabilities.