Welcome to ADA Insights - the most up-to-date and comprehensive source of research and analysis related to the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) available today!

ADA Insights disseminates important and useful findings from research conducted by a non-partisan research group operating out of the Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kathryn Moss, PhD, is the founder and Principal Investigator of the research group. The ADA research has been supported by a variety of funding sources. Currently, it is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Signed into law in 1990, the ADA is a groundbreaking piece of federal legislation that guarantees equal opportunity to people with disabilities. The laws that protect our civil liberties are crucial to our American system of justice and human rights. The work of our research group was inspired by the idea that a law is only as good as its implementation. So we made it our job to understand and analyze how the ADA works.

To date, our research has focused on the analysis of Title I (the ADA's employment section) enforcement data. So far we have analyzed:

In the future, we hope to do research on the enforcement of Titles II and III.

ADA Insights is an important way for us to share our findings with interested individuals. We encourage you to tell us if you find our research helpful and we welcome your feedback on how we can improve!

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We have created special pages for key groups that often use our research results based on their specific interests.

*Disability Community:*

Access key information that could help improve your chances of a successful ADA complaint. Read empirical research on how the ADA is working - important information for disability rights groups and activists. (Learn more about how our research can help the Disability Community.)

*Family and Other Support Individuals:*

ADA Insights gives families and other individuals who support individuals with disabilities tools and information to assist them to do so. (Learn more about how our research can help Families and Other Support Individuals.)

*Public Policy/Researchers:*

Lawmakers, other policy makers, academics, and researchers can review data related to the performance of various federal and state agencies and can find a wealth of other findings that can further empirical study and policy development. (Learn more about how our research can help Public Policy Decisionmakers and Researchers.)


Lawyers representing claimants or employers can improve their understanding of factors affecting complaint outcomes. (Learn more about how our research can help Lawyers.)


Employers can understand their role as stewards of this important law. (Learn more about how our research can help Employers.)

*General Public/Media:*

A law is only as good as its enforcement! We provide valuable information about how government agencies work - even non-disabled citizens may find this information valuable and relevant. (Learn more about how our research can help the general public and the media.)

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logo: ADA Insights: Keeping the Spirit of the ADA Alive

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For More Information, Please Contact: ADA Insights
Rachel West, Social Research Associate
Address: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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