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Edition #42 – September 19, 2023

ADA Puzzler for September – Play. Win. Learn.

September ADA Puzzler

According to the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, how many guest rooms must be total mobility accessible in a hotel with 501 to 1,000 units?

  • A. Two percent (2%)
  • B. Three percent (3%)
  • C. Six percent (6%)
  • D. Nine percent (9%)


Email your answers to
Deadline to Play: Thursday, September 21 at 11:59 pm [Eastern].


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


Web Access – Need Your Feedback and Comments!

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRM) seeking your comments relative to web and mobile access.

Comments Deadline: 10/3/2023
REVIEW: Fact Sheet: DOJ NPRM Web Access of State & Local Gov.
GO TO: Federal Register
DOJ NPRM: Nondiscrimination, Disability, Web Access, State & Local Gov.

SEE ALSO: DOJ Listening Session 9/26: Notice of Rulemaking: Title II Web/App Access

Comments Deadline: 11/13/2023
REVIEW: HHS Section 504 NPRM
Subpart I: Web, Mobile, and Kiosk Accessibility (§§ 80.82–80.88)

GO TO: Federal Register HHS NPRM: Discrimination on Basis of Disability

EVENTS and ADA Training

WEBINAR 9/26: DOJ Listening Session: Notice of Rulemaking: Title II Web/App Access

Tuesday – September 26, 2023
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. [Eastern Time]

Deadline to Register: September 25, or until maximum reached.
Host: Great Lakes ADA Center, ADA National Network
Learn More: Webinar 9/26: DOJ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Title II Website/App Accessibility
Review: Web Access – Need Your Feedback and Comments!

WEBINAR 9/28: Digital Access – Break I.T. Down

Thursday – September 28, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. [Eastern Time]

Host: University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI), Southeast ADA Center, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.
Series: 4th Thursday ADA Talks 2023
Learn More and Register: 4th Thursday ADA Talks 2023

Description: Go on a digital access road trip from exploring the “landscape” of the user experience of people with disabilities to steering “roadblocks” with practical “checkpoints” to evaluate the progress on your “destination” to accessible materials.

  • Real-time captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting will be provided.
  • Certificate of Participation available if attend entire session and complete Post Test Eval.

Archive Recent Sessions

More September 2023 Events

More: Events Calendar

Newsroom: Southeast ADA Center

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

Featured News

Social Media Post (English): National #HispanicHeritageMonth begins on September 15 and ends on October 15. During this month, we will recognize each week helpful resources for Spanish speakers with disabilities. The resources we share with you provide information in both English and Spanish.

Social Media Post (Spanish):#MesdelaHerenciaHispana empieza el 15 de septiembre y concluye el 15 de octubre. Durante ese mes, reconocemos recursos muy útiles para hispanohablantes con discapacidades cada semana. Los recursos que les compartimos proveen información en español e inglés.

Hashtags: #LaLeyADA #NacionalADA #Discapacidad #Accesibilidad #HispanicHeritage #HispanicHeritageMonth #MesdelaHerenciaHispana

Featured Resources in Spanish

50 Years of the Rehab Act and Section 504: Events and Resources

Throughout September, check out events, articles, and resources In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504, passed on September 26, 1973. This law is the first civil rights legislation protecting people with disabilities from discrimination and paved the way for the ADA. The Rehab Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal financial assistance or conducted by federal agencies, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors. This law also created the Independent Living Services program, the Centers for Independent Living program, and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, which are today all part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL).



Health Care Access and Disability Resources

Featured News: Health Care Access

More Resources: Health Care Access

Legal News and Courts Briefs

Court Briefs from Southeast ADA Center

MORE: Court Decisions | Disability Issues

Featured News: Legal and Disability Rights

September Themes – Month, Week, Day

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

Month Themes

Week Themes

Day Themes

Emergency and Severe Weather – Plan, Prepare, Stay Informed

September is National Preparedness Month. 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.

Featured Emergency News

Hashtags: #EmergencyPrep #EmergencyManagement #EmergencyPreparendess
#BeReady #SevereWeather #TropicalStorm #Hurricane #Disability #ADA

Featured Emergency Resources

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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.