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ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Resources

NOTE:
The website, ADA, Disability & COVID-19, is regularly updated to provide the disability community with information about rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how they apply to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We do not give medical or legal advice. Please contact healthcare or legal experts for more information.

Featured Resources

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Get timely information on ADA, Disability & COVID-19 through Alerts, Virtual Events, ADA Publications, and Resources by Topic. Some information available in Spanish, American Sign Language, and Plain Language

Share Your Story of how COVID-19 has changed your life — send your essay, poem, art, photo, audio, or video that shows the impact of the pandemic.

Web:adacovid19.org

National Disability Voter Registration Week: July 13-17, 2020

REV UP - Register, Education, Vote!

With an estimated 35 million people with disabilities eligible to vote in 2020, we invite state and local organizations to participate in National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) from July 13-17, 2020. Every year, the AAPD coordinates NDVRW to share resources and get folks registered to vote.

Note: The focus this year is on supporting the disability vote through digital organizing techniques due to COVID-19.

Get Involved - Share Resources & Tools

Voting Rights & Access: ADA Live! Podcast & Resources

Hurricane, Severe Weather & Emergency Preparedness

Be ready: Hurricane season June - November

Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest from your local officials and health and safety guidelines from the CDC

Web: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
7/14/2020
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
ADA Anniversary Update: 30 Years, Where Do We Go Now?
*Deadline to Register: July 13, 2020

Webinar Series: ADA Audio
Sponsor:
Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

7/15/2020
Wednesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
The 30th Anniversary of the ADA: A Review of the Most Important ADA Cases
*Deadline to Register: July 14, 2020

Webinar Series: ADA Legal Issues
Sponsor:
Great Lakes ADA Center, ADA National Network

7/21/2020
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Accessible Virtual Meeting Platforms
*Deadline to Register: July 20, 2020

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices
Sponsor:
Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

ADA30 - Celebrate. Learn. Share.

Throughout 2020 and on July 26, celebrate 30 years of progress in access & inclusion
— Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA 30th Anniversary.

Featured ADA30 Events

Find more:
National ADA Events Calendar
Web: adata.org/events-calendar

Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment

On a social media platform of your choosing use #ThanksToTheADA to share what the ADA means to you — a moment when you were thankful for the ADA. This will look different for everyone, so have fun and be creative! Share any media of your choosing, (video, picture, written word, or other) and include #ThanksToTheADA.

How to participate #ThanksToTheADA

Share, Show & Tell ADA 30

Find more:

ADA Celebrations & Anniversary Toolkit
Web: adaanniversary.org

July ADA30 Themes

Good Access is Good Business

Source: ADA National Network
Web: adata.org

Olmstead Decision - Anniversary

Find more:
Monthly Themes and Ideas to Celebrate ADA
Web: adaanniversary.org

Petition for a Google Doodle in Honor of the ADA 30th Anniversary

Over the years, Google has rarely honored significant moments in disability history.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA),
show your support for Google to acknowledge this historic moment with a
Google Doodle on July 26, 2020.

Sign the Petition for ADA30 Google Doodle
Web: change.org/p/google-inc-google-doodle-for-ada-30

Make A Difference

Opportunities to participate, provide comments, and impact disability research, rights, and laws.

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)

Celebration

Design Competition

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Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center

News

National News

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Court Decisions & Disability Issues

Review and search legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region under the ADA. These briefs are developed in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

Disability Issues

Court Decisions

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Laws & Courts - Southeast ADA Center

Other News & Resources of Interest

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Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link. The contents of this electronic newsletter were developed under Grant #90DP0090-01-00 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The information, materials, and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.