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ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Information & Resources

Southeast ADA Center and ADA National Network offer expanded
ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Portal

The ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Portal provides timely information for people with disabilities about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and COVID-19. Explore the Portal through Alerts, Virtual Events, ADA Publications, and over 400 fully vetted Resources. Some information is available in Spanish and American Sign Language.

Share Your Story of how COVID-19 has changed your life. Your story, your way: write an essay, create a poem or send us your art, photo, audio, or video that shows the impact of the pandemic.


Information is constantly changing. We will continue to update the portal as new information is released. The Southeast ADA Center and ADA National Network do not give medical or legal advice. Please contact healthcare or legal experts for more information.

Featured Resources

Featured Virtual Events

Wednesday - June 3

Thursday - June 4

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Virtual Events -


Hurricane & Severe Weather Preparedness

Plan, prepare: Hurricane season begins on June 1

Be ready for hurricane season and severe weather. Determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season.

If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to plan, prepare and complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1.

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!

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National Weather Service (NWS) -

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 5: General Site and Building Elements
*Deadline to Register: June 3, 2020

Webinar Series: Accessibility Online
Great Lakes ADA Center and U.S. Access Board

3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Webinar Series on Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities - Part 2 of 2
*Deadline to Register: June 3, 2020

Barrier Free Living, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Effective Communication with Deaf Offenders in Corrections and Law Enforcement**
*Deadline to Register: June 8, 2020

Great Lakes ADA Center, Great Plains ADA Center, ADA National Network

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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

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

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ADA Celebrations & Anniversary Toolkit

June ADA30 Themes

Good Access is Good Business

Source: ADA National Network

Olmstead Decision - Anniversary

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Monthly Themes and Ideas to Celebrate ADA

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

Make A Difference

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

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)



Design Competition

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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

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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.