Updates & Upcoming Events
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. In the days, weeks, and months leading up to that occasion, we will provide information about several events, resources, celebrations and so forth occurring to honor the anniversary. Below are two such examples:
The Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program is seeking your opinion and that of others with personal or professional experiences on the impact of the ADA to date. They also want your ideas about what work remains to be done before we reach the ulimate vision of the ADA. Your answers to these questions will be complied and the information delivered to policymakers on the 25th Anniversary of the ADA.
To share your thoughts and views, please complete the online survey here: https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/12291g568bd. The survey takes only 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The ILRU program's goal is to have 2,500 surveys completed in 25 days, so please help by completing the survey now! If you have any questions, please email Lex Frieden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for your help!
The Most Important Cases Since the ADA was Passed 25 Years Ago
Since the ADA was passed in 1990, a number of significant cases have been decided by the courts that have shaped how the ADA has been interpreted and implemented. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, we will take a look back at the most influential ADA cases by first reviewing the facts and ruling of these cases, and then discussing the broader impact these cases have had. This webinar promises to cover a wide variety of ADA issues under Titles I, II and III.
- Wednesday, July 15
- 2-3.30 ET
UMass Medical School Survey Requests for Mothers with Disabilities
Looking for participants for an online survey for mothers with physical or mobility disabilities
UMass Medical School would like to learn about the health care experiences of mothers with physical or mobility disabilities during pregnancy. To find out if you are eligible, go to the survey website and answer a few brief screening questions: http://survey.umassmed.edu/moms_disabilities. If you prefer to complete the survey over the phone, please call 1-888-368-7157 to speak to the research staff. (UMMS IRB ID: H00001202)
Se buscan participantes para una encuesta en línea para madres con discapacidades físicas o de movilidad Facultad de Medicina de UMass (UMass Medical School) desea aprender sobre las experiencias de atención médica de madres con discapacidades físicas o de movilidad durante el embarazo. Para averiguar si usted es elegible, vaya al sitio web de la encuesta y responda unas breves preguntas de selección: http://survey.umassmed.edu/moms_disabilities. Si prefiere completar la encuesta por teléfono, por favor llame al 1-888-368-7157 para hablar con el personal de la investigación. (UMMS IRB ID: H00001202)
Supporting Students with Disabilities to Gain Full Employment
Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined our well-intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate, and employ individuals with disabilities. This session will discuss tools available for young adults for successful transition to the work environment. Attending participants will learn about the free, Punch-In Self-Directed resource sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center.
- Tuesday, April 21
- 2-3.30 ET
Application of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards
The ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to a wide range of facilities in the public and private sectors and specify which elements and spaces must be accessible. This session will cover how the standards apply in new construction, alterations, and additions and review scoping requirements, general exceptions, and other provisions relevant to application. Examples of different types of facilities will be used to illustrate application of the standards.
- Thursday, May 7
- 2.30-4 ET
National ADA Symposium
- May 10-13
- Atlanta, GA
- The National ADA Symposium is a four day comprehensive conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The 19th annual ADA Symposium will offer an opening reception, pre-conference, keynote, 72 break-out sessions, advanced discussion groups, exhibits, and hands-on learning activities
- Please click here to learn more and register.