Edition – November 4, 2021.
The Southeast ADA Center is making some changes to the “ADA and Access Matters” e-newsletter. It will now be distributed twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month. A new look is in the works with new features, including the ADA Puzzler.
In This Edition – November 4, 2021
- NEW! Southeast ADA Center Launches “My ADA Learning”
- November’s Featured Resources
+ Veterans and Military Families
+ National Family Caregivers Month
+ Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month
- NEW! ADA Puzzler
- COVID-19, ADA, & Disability Resources
+ Webinar 11/9: Has the COVID19 Vaccine Effort Worked for People with Disabilities
- Court Decisions & Disability Issues
+ Disability Rights Today: An Insider’s Perspective on the Legal System
+ Supreme Court Term Critical Cases That Could Impact the Disability Community
- Stay Connected
Southeast ADA Center Launches “My ADA Learning”
The Southeast ADA Center launched My ADA Learning (courses.myadalearning.org) a one-stop learning management system with a fresh new look with enhanced accessible user-friendly features and content that provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability rights.
My ADA Learning features four web courses: (1) Foundations of the Americans with Disabilities Act; (2) ADA Title II Tutorial; (3) At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities; and (4) Federal Court Concepts. A fifth webcourse will be released on November 20: (5) Banking for All: Access, ADA, and Disability;
“I am so excited about all the new changes, new look, and of all the accessible features. Everything is fantastic!” said Cheri Hofmann, Training Director, Southeast ADA Center. “Many people will benefit from the new My ADA Learning.”
Complimentary Access for Students through January 5, 2022
The Southeast ADA Center is offering complimentary registrations for individual students from now through January 5, 2022. Beginning on Thursday, January 6, 2022, each student will be charged a $5.00 administrative fee per web course.
Group Rates for 25 or more people with Customized Reports and Support
For groups of 25 or more people who need customized reports and support, contact the Southeast ADA Center for a negotiated reduced rate to cover the costs of course administration, registration, technology management, and report development.
CRCC Credit and Course Certificate
After completing a web course and passing the Post Test, students may download a Course Certificate. Some web courses also offer Credit for Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
Register and get started today!
My ADA Learning Courses
November’s Featured Resources
Celebrate. Learn. Share. Resources and information for November occasions, holidays, and awareness dates in the United States and globally.
Veterans and Military Families
- ADA Live! Veterans and Families Resources
- Fact Sheets for Veterans and ADA
Source: ADA National Network
- ADA: Know Your Rights – Returning Service Members with Disabilities
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Share what the ADA means to you on social media with #ADAVeterans
National Family Caregivers Month
- November is National Family Caregivers Month
Source: Southeast ADA Center News
- Fact Sheet: The ADA and Caregivers: Frequently Asked Questions
Source: ADA National Network
Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month
- ADA Live! A Look at the Mental Health Needs of Indigenous People in America
NEW! ADA Puzzler
Test your knowledge with a question on the ADA! A new question will be posted on the first Thursday of the month. Be the first person to email us the correct answer at firstname.lastname@example.org then bask in the self-satisfaction of knowing you are the winner and know the ADA. The correct answer will be posted on the third Thursday of the month.
November ADA Puzzler
How many Titles are in the ADA and what does each Title of the law cover?
- There are three  Titles in the ADA covering employment, state and local government and private entities and businesses.
- There are four  Titles in the ADA covering employment, state and local government, private entities and businesses, and air travel.
- There are five  Titles in the ADA covering employment, state and local government, private entities and businesses, telecommunications, and housing.
- There are five  Titles in the ADA covering employment, state and local government, private entities and businesses, telecommunications, and technical provisions.
*Play and email the answer to: email@example.com
COVID-19, ADA and Disability Resources
Check out these resources that 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.
*Note: We do not give medical or legal advice. Please contact healthcare or legal experts for more information.
Featured Webinars from the ADA National Network
- Has the COVID-19 Vaccine Effort Worked for People with Disabilities?
Tuesday – November 9, 2021
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm [Eastern Time]
**DEADLINE: Register by November 8, 2021
Featured COVID Resources from the ADA National Network
- Workers with Long COVID and the ADA from the ADA Audio Webinar Series
- Ask an ADA Professional Questions: Hybrid Work, Face Coverings and Vaccinations
- COVID and the ADA from the ADA Legal Webinar Series
- ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Resources
Court Decisions and Disability Issues
Explore. Listen. Read. Legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions under the ADA. This initiative is a cross-collaboration with the NIDILRR-funded Southeast ADACenter (#90DPAD0005-01-00), the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) grant – Disability Inclusive Employment Practices (#90RTEM0006-01-00).
Disability Rights Today Podcast and Resources
- An Insider’s Perspective on the Legal System
- Supreme Court Term Critical Cases That Could Impact the Disability Community
- U.S. Access Board Issues Technical Bulletins on Lavatories and Sinks, Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers, and Saunas and Steam Rooms
- U.S. Access Board to Host Virtual Event on Designing for Inclusion: Architectural Trends and Social Justice
- The World’s Largest Movie Theater Chain Is Adding Open Captions at 240 U.S. Locations
- U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Online Dialogue to Advance Financial Equity for People with Disabilities
A Project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University.
Funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Disclaimer: 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 #90DPAD0005-01-00 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.