The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local governments, usinesses and non-profit organizations to provide goods, services and programs to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public.
State and local governments must ensure that services, programs and activities, hen viewed in their entirety, are accessible to people with disabilities. This is part of public entities’ program accessibility obligations. Alterations to older buildings may be needed to ensure program accessibility. Generally this is a greater obligation than “readily achievable barrier removal” the standard that applies to public accommodations. State and local governments are not required to take any action that would result in undue financial and administrative burdens. State and local governments’ ADA obligations for program accessibility are in the Department of Justice’s ADA Title II regulations 28 CFR Part 35.150.