The United States Department of Justice published its revised rules implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act. Official publication is one of the last steps on a very long road leading to new ADA regulations for both public and private entities on a diverse set of issues including Talking ATMs, ticketing for accessible seating, effective communication, service animals and more. The new Talking ATM standards are in Sections 220 and 707 of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  

The next steps? The new rules take effect on March 15, 2011 – six months after publication in the federal register. Compliance with the new 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, is required as of March, 2012