The modern library is tasked with providing informational services to the general community.
Regardless of who you are, whether you are a person with disabilities or you do not have any struggles that make basic daily functions difficult, your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are protected here in the United States.
ADA access to state and local government facilities–and to any facility “constructed by, on behalf of, or for the use of a public entity”–must follow the guidelines put forth in The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, an addition to The Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ever since Ben Franklin started a “subscription library” back in 1731, in which members paid for shares in order to borrow books, Americans have had a love affair with libraries.
Recently, two inmates in the Cook County Jail in Illinois filed separate federal lawsuits alleging the jail has not provided appropriate disabled access. Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect the rights of inmates? Yes. In fact, the Supreme Court specifically ruled on June 15, 1998 that the ADA covers inmates in state prisons and local jails.
All government buildings are required to be accessible. The following are 10 types of government buildings where you should be on watch: