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ADA and Access Matters E-Newsletter

Check out the Southeast ADA Center e-newsletter with new features, including the ADA Puzzler. Our newsletter is distributed twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month.

December Newsletter Dates: Thursday – December 2 and December 16

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ADA & Access Matters

In This Edition – December 2, 2021

Position Opening: Program Coordinator Diversity and Inclusion

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, is hiring a Program Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion. This part-time position will provide technical assistance and training, information dissemination, and outreach to culturally and linguistically underserved populations in the U.S. Southeast region.

Visit the Syracuse University Online Employment Site
Job Description and How to Apply: Program Coordinator Diversity and Inclusion

NEW! ADA Puzzler for December

Test your knowledge with a question on the ADA! A new question is posted on the first Thursday of the month. Every month one winner of the ADA Puzzler will receive a packet of Southeast ADA Center fabulous prizes! The correct answer is posted on the third Thursday of the month.

December ADA Puzzler


Employers do not need to provide an accommodation in the workplace if:

  1. The accommodation would pose an undue hardship on the business.
  2. The accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the business.
  3. The accommodation would result in a physical change to the work facility.
  4. The employee poses a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or others.
  5. The statements for A, B and C.
  6. The statements for A, C and D.
  7. The statements for A, B and D.

*Play and email the answer to:

Be sure to watch for the correct answer and winner of the ADA Puzzler in our next e-newsletter on December 16.

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December’s Featured Resources

Celebrate. Learn. Share. Resources and information in December for featured disability and awareness topics in the United States and globally.

World AIDS Day – December 1

Theme for 2021: Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice. 

People with medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS may also be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Join in reaffirming the rights of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) to live free from stigma and discrimination. Tag your social media with #WorldAIDSDay


International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) – December 3

Theme for 2021: Leadership and Participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world

Join in this annual global event to promote the rights and invest in opportunities for people with disabilities in our communities around the world. Host and get involved to raise awareness of the importance of creating a future where people with disabilities experience equal opportunity and face no barriers in all aspects of their lives. Tag your social media with #IDPD


Human Rights Day – December 10

Theme for 2021: All Human, All Equal

An annual global celebration of the very day when, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This consists of a preamble and 30 articles that set out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms to which all of us, everywhere around the world, are entitled. Tag your social media with #StandUp4HumanRights


News by Topic


Health Care



Upcoming Events

TUNE-IN to milestone ADA Live! 100th episode:
Show Them How Smart You Are: Self-Advocacy, Parenting and Autism

Webinars in December

Opportunities to Participate

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 Event

Featured COVID-19 Resources

Featured COVID Resources from the ADA National Network

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).

Featured ADA, Access and Court Decisions

Disability Rights Today Podcast and Resources


Web Courses: My ADA Learning

The Southeast ADA Center offers My ADA Learning – 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.

Current Web Courses (4)

  • Foundations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADA Title II Tutorial
  • At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities
  • Federal Court Concepts

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

Stay Connected

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

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.