From the Information Specialists' Desks
Updates & Upcoming Events
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary
We're now just over a month away from the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. We will continue to provide you with information about events, resources, celebrations and so forth occurring to honor the anniversary via our website, newsletter, and social media outlets. This month's Webinar section highlights multiple upcoming webinars focused on the ADA.
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)
Accessibility of Accommodation Facilities
Drs. Lauren Lieberman and Ozkan Tutuncu from the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at the College at Brockport, SUNY, are conducting a study to determine the accessibility of accommodation facilities in the life experiences of people with disabilities.
They have created a questionnaire for people with disabilities, their families and traveling companions to determine experiences, opinions, barriers, successes, etc. The questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and the results are expected to help improve the accessibility of tourism facilities.
The questionnaire can be accessed online here: http://www.gumus.com/survey/
For additional questions related to the survey, Dr. Tutuncu can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Thursday, July 9
- 2-3.30 ET
ADA Anniversary Update: 25 Years Later
This audio conference will feature representatives from the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will provide updates and insight on their technical assistance, litigation, and enforcement efforts over the past year, and will answer questions from participants.
- Tuesday, July 21
- 2-3.30, ET
Turning Text Into Speech: Real World Applications
This webinar will provide background information on and real-world examples of the use of text-to-speech tools available for computers, tables, and smart phones. The webinar will include demonstrations of several different types of software.
- Thursday, July 16
- 2-3.30 ET