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Program

Pacific ADA Center

The Pacific ADA Center works to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

Program Director(s)

Erica Jones

Program Site

http://www.adapacific.org/

Projects

Community and Work Participation Disparities: A Program of the ADA Participatory Action Research Consortium

The Pacific ADA Center, under a subaward agreement with The Institute for Rehabilitation Research (TIRR), will coordinate with the participating ADA Centers to collect data and assist with data analysis and development of indicators of community and work participation disparities for people with disabilities. The Pacific ADA Center will also disseminate the findings back to the community.

Pacific ADA Center

The three goals for the Pacific ADA Center are to improve: 1) understanding regarding rights and responsibilities and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; 2) understanding of ADA stakeholders' needs for, and receipt of, Region IX services over time; and 3) the efficiency and effectiveness of ADA information dissemination, awareness and referral activities.

Pacific ADA Center Research Progam

The Pacific ADA Center is incorporating a high-quality, scientifically based research program into the center's existing dissemination, training and technical assistance efforts. This will generate new data and models that can inform the disability field, especially in the area of employment, while enhancing the center's service and support activities.


Here's How We're Making a Difference

Ensuring ADA Compliance

PHI's Pacific ADA Center provides over 37,000 technical assistance consultations annually to public and private stakeholders in the western U.S. on ADA compliance. After consulting with the Pacific ADA Center, a corporation that operates tens of thousands of chain restaurants changed its national policy so that customers with disabilities no longer encountered accessibility barriers such as narrow doorways and restricted space in dining areas.