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ADA and Access Matters
E-newsletter Edition #64
Updated: July 8, 2024

ADA 34th Anniversary and Disability Pride Month

Celebrate. Learn. Share.  July is Disability Pride Month and
ADA Anniversary on July 26 for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

Explore, learn and share about disability and the ADA during the year and on the ADA Anniversary (July 26). FOLLOW: Facebook @SoutheastADACenter

Events from ADA National Network

More Events for ADA Anniversary

Additional News and Resources for ADA Anniversay

ADA Puzzler – Play. Win. Learn.

Must every U.S. State have an ADA Coordinator?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. It depends

Email your answer to adapuzzler@syr.edu
Deadline to Play: Monday, July 29, 2024

+ WIN

One winner randomly drawn from all correct answers for choice of $5 gift card or one course from My ADA Learning – Southeast ADA Center.

+ LEARN

Congrats to June Winner!

Ken Henderson
Employee Relations Manager
Gaston County Human Resources
Gastonia, NC

June ADA Puzzler

This term refers to any change to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform a job, participate in the application process, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment equal to employees without disabilities.

  1. Reasonable accommodation
  2. Reasonable modification
  3. Reasonable negotiation
  4. Reasonable care

Correct Answer

1. Reasonable accommodation

Resources

Newsroom: Southeast ADA Center

ADA Live! Episode #131:
Making State Government Programs and Services Accessible

Each July we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The United States has come a long way in fulfilling the promise of the ADA since President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 1990, and said “let the shameful wall of exclusion come tumbling down”.

Today, our communities are more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. But there are still many barriers that people with disabilities face daily in communities, work, transportation, school, and civic participation.

The ADA requires that state and local governments (ADA Title II entities) must ensure “program accessibility” and make reasonable modification to policy, practice, and procedure so all citizens can equally participate in the programs and services of their state and local government.

Our guest for this episode is Stacey Peace. the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator.

Listen. Read. Explore: ADAlive.org and SoundCloud ADA Live!

Spanish ADA Resources for Hispanic and Latino Communities

FREE Webcourse in Spanish: ADA Foundations

ADA Foundations is a comprehensive web course designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of the core concepts about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The web course has been developed to help you learn about the important concepts of the ADA and to think about inclusive solutions for people with disabilities in the workplace, state and local government programs, and private businesses.

Cost: Free for the Spanish version of the web course.

Language: The course is in Spanish. You can select for the course system to be in Spanish or English.

Register: Create an account for the course system then login and select the course.

Fundamentos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades
(también conocida como Fundamentos de la ADA)
Sitio Web: courses.myadalearning.org – https://bit.ly/spanish-ada-webcourse

ADA Live! Episodes in Spanish

Episode 122: How the ADA National Network Connects with Hispanic and Latino Communities of People with Disabilities
Note: Transcript and Resources available in Spanish and English.

Episodio 122 en español: Cómo la Red Nacional de la ADA se conecta con las comunidades hispanas y latinas de personas con discapacidades

Más: ¡ADA en vivo! Transcripciones de los episodios y Recursos en español
Sitio Web: adalive.org/espanol/

Opportunities to Engage and Share: Ideas, Feedback, Experience

News and Resources by Topic

Disability Awareness and Research

Education Access

Employment Access

Financial Equity and Inclusion

Health Care Access and Disability

Voting Access

MORE: News + FOLLOW: Facebook@southeastadacenter

Legal News and Courts Briefs

Court Briefs from Southeast ADA Center

MORE: Court Decisions | Disability Issues

Emergency and Severe Weather – Plan, Prepare, Stay Informed

Be ready – know your evacuation zone, review policies, and stock up on all the essential items to stay safe before, during and after emergencies and severe weather.

Now is the time to plan and prepare – Hurricane Season (June 1 to November 30).

CONTACT Southeast ADA Center

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Questions on the ADA?

Southeast ADA Center
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Email: adasoutheast@syr.edu
Phone: 404-541-9001
Toll-Free: 800-949-4232 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

We are a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and a regional center in the ADA National Network funded by a grant from the 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.

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