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Coronavirus Information & Resources

Updated: 4/04/2020

We provide this list of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources based on up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Southeast U.S. region, and known national, federal, and state sources.

Information is constantly changing. We will continue to update the resource list as new information is released. The Southeast ADA Center does not give medical or legal advice. Please contact healthcare or legal experts for more information.

Table of Contents: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource List



Emergency, Storm & Severe Weather

Our thoughts and hearts are with the people, families, and communities impacted by the tornadoes, severe weather, and flooding. Check out the complied list of resources below to assist you. Be sure to listen to your local news and weather reports, as well as follow social media for important alerts and emergency information in your area. Please stay safe!

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Essential AND Functional: The Importance of Essential Job Functions for Disability Law Compliance and Inclusion
*Deadline to Register: April 7, 2020

TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
ADA Live! (Part 2 of 3): Protecting Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak

ADA Live! Podcast
Southeast ADA Center and the ADA National Network

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
ADA National Network Learning Session: Research on ADA Coordinators Involvement in Accessible Emergency Management
*Deadline to Register: April 8, 2020

Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness
Pacific ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
May 10-13, 2020

Kansas City, MO

National ADA Symposium

ADA National Network,
Great Plains ADA Center


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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

ADA30 Monthly Themes & Resources

ADA30 - Celebrate. Learn. Share.

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

Featured ADA30 Events

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National ADA Events Calendar

ADA30 Monthly Blog Topic: Voting Access

"The right to vote is something that many groups had to fight for and are still working to make sure those rights are ensured. This includes people with disabilities, who like other minority groups have been barred to vote or had restrictions or environmental barriers placed on them."

Voting Accessibility: Responsibilities and Rights

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

March ADA30 Themes

Disability Awareness

ADA & Effective Communication

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Monthly Themes and Ideas to Celebrate ADA

Share: ADA30

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ADA Celebrations & Anniversary Toolkit

Make A Difference

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

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)


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Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center


National News

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News by State

Alabama (AL)

Mississippi (MS)

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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.

Court Decisions

Disability Issues

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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.