In This Edition
- National News
- Events & Training
- Make A Difference - Opportunities to Participate
- Spanish / Español - Información sobre la Ley ADA
- Other News & Resources of Interest
- Questions on the ADA?
- Stay Connected
Office Closed Monday - Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Southeast ADA Center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
on Monday - January 21, 2019. We are a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University (SU).
We will reopen for business on Tuesday - January 22, 2019.
Our website is open at www.adasoutheast.org
Staff of the Southeast ADA Center
Registration Open for 2019 ADA Symposium
Spaces are expected to fill up quickly for this 4-day comprehensive conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Registration is open for the 2019 National ADA Symposium. We hope to see you at the Symposium in Dallas - Grapevine, TX from June 16-19, 2019. For more information, www.adasymposium.org
Source: Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) Blog
Source: CBC (Canada)
Source: National Public Radio (NPR)
Source: Los Angeles Times
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Events & Training
Webinars & Podcasts
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
|Empowered Cities Webinar: Making Data Work for You|
Deadline to Register: January 21, 2019
Sponsor: National Disability Institute and Citi Community Development
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
|ADA Lessons from Case Law Part 2: Effective Communication in Criminal Justice|
Deadline to Register: January 23, 2019
Sponsor: TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
|Open Question and Answer Session on the Revised 508 Standards|
Deadline to Register: January 28, 2019
Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
|ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts|
Deadline to Register: January 30, 2019
Sponsor: ABLE National Resource Center
1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
|Web Accessibility in a Nutshell|
ADA Live! Show
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
|Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings|
Deadline to Register: February 6, 2019
Webinar Series: Accessibility Online
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
|The ADA, Businesses and Barrier Removal: What Are the Requirements?|
Deadline to Register: February 18, 2019
ADA Audio Conference Series
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Conferences & On-Site Events
|Feb 28-Mar 1, 2019
|State of the Science Conference on Employment for Individuals with Blindness and Other Visual Impairments|
Deadline to Register: February 28, 2018
Sponsor: National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University; 2019 American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference; National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
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Make A Difference
Opportunities to participate, provide comments, and impact disability research, rights, and laws.
Criminal Justice Research Study
A researcher at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is interviewing people in the metro Atlanta area who are 18 years or older and who have an intellectual or developmental disability (such as a cognitive disability, Down syndrome, autism, etc.) about any experience they have had with criminal justice settings or professionals (such as police, judges, lawyers, jails, prisons). These experiences can be positive or negative and can be formal or informal (such as meeting a police office in the community). This research aims to improve training programs for criminal justice related professionals by ensuring that the experiences of those affected are included.
For more information and to participate in the study:
- Contact: Jennifer Sarrett by e-mail at email@example.com
- Flyer: Research Study - Criminal Justice in metro Atlanta area [PDF file]
The ADA National Network supports full inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. We are interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.
- Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
- Older Adults Needs Assessment
If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your invaluable input.
- Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
The ADA supports the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. We need your expert opinion in knowing the best way to serve Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities.
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Spanish / Español - Información sobre la Ley ADA
Accesible / accesibilidad para todos
(en inglés, accessible / accessibility for all)
- Ciudades accesibles (video, 1:55 minutos)
del sitio web: Videos de Youtube
(en inglés, Accessible Cities, from YouTube videos)
- Accesibilidad Web
del sitio web: Universidad de Alicante
(en inglés, Web Accessibility, from the University of Alicante)
- Animales De Servicio Y Animales De Apoyo Emocional
del sitio web: la Red Nacional de ADA
(en inglés, Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals, from the ADA National Network)
- Que es la Red Nacional de ADA? [Spanish/Español] (YouTube, 1:21 minutes)
(en inglés, What is the ADA National Network (ADANN)?, from adata.org)
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Other News & Resources of Interest
Disclaimer: Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility for, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link.
- Angel Eyes Fitness and Nutrition
An Atlanta, Georgia, fitness program for people with visual impairments. The website has a video with captions (3:48 minutes).
Source: WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA)
- Language Access and Effective Communication During Response and Recovery: A Checklist for Emergency Responders [PDF file, 2 pages]
This two-page checklist includes recommendations, specific action steps, and effective practices to assist emergency responders in ensuring effective language access for people in their communities with sensory, communication, and print disabilities, as well as people who may not be proficient in English.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Disabled at Vanderbilt: Visible vs.[Versus] Invisible Disabilities
This blog post looks at how society can be inclusive of people with all types of disabilities.
Source: Blog - Vanderbilt Hustler (Tennessee)
- Provocative Film Explores Love and Sexuality Among the Disabled
Source: Cerebral Palsy Today
Questions on the ADA?
ADA National Network (ADANN)
- Video: What is the ADA National Network? [YouTube, 1:49 minutes]
- Archivo de video: Que es la Red Nacional de ADA? [YouTube, 1:21 minutos]
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