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ADA & Access Matters

Edition #28 – February 3, 2023

NEW! ADA Puzzler: February 2023

PLAY. WIN. LEARN. – February ADA Puzzler

Which of the following is not required by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

  1. Establishment of interstate and intrastate telecommunications relay services.
  2. Video remote interpreting services.
  3. Closed captioning of Federally funded public service announcements.


Email your answer by Friday, February 10 to


All correct answers are entered in a random drawing for one winner with choice of a prize or one course from My ADA Learning – Southeast ADA Center.


February – Explore. Learn. Share.

Discover featured themes and people to explore, learn and share about disability and the ADA throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary (July 26). FOLLOW: Facebook @SoutheastADACenter

Day Themes – February

Week Themes – February

Month Themes – February

Honor and Celebrate Black Disability Rights Leaders

Hashtags: #BlackHistoryMonth #Disability

Low Vision Awareness Month (LVAM)

Hashtags: #LVAM #LowVisionAwarenessMonth #VisionRehabilitation

Events and ADA Training

February 2023 Events and ADA Training

More: Events Calendar

Registration Open: 2023 National and Virtual ADA Symposiums

The Great Plains ADA Center and the ADA National Network will be offering two multi-day events in 2023 with about 100 sessions for the in-person event and around 48 sessions for the virtual event. All sessions will be 90 minutes and cover topics related to the ADA.


  • National ADA Symposium on May 21-24, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Virtual ADA Symposium on June 12-14, 2023 

Learn More & Register:

Newsroom: Southeast ADA Center

Second session Feb. 23 in 4th Thursday ADA Talks Series 2023

Emergency Preparedness and the ADA
Thursday – February 23, 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.

Session Format and Credit

Real-time captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided during the session.
Certificate of Participation available if you register, attend entire session and complete the Post Test Eval.


This is the second session in a virtual series that runs for 60-minutes on the fourth Thursday from January to October 2023.  You can register for all or your choice of 10 sessions.
> Register for 4th Thursday ADA Talks Series 2023

Archive Webinars: ADA Title I and Inclusive Apprenticeships

TUNE-IN to ADA Live! #114:
AUCD: Meaningful Change in Research, Education and Service

IN THIS EPISODE: The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has a shared vision where all people with disabilities participate fully in their communities. The AUCD supports a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs, including: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC), and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Programs (DBP).

Tune in to learn about the important work of the AUCD and its network, and the far-reaching initiatives of the AUCD that promote independence, productivity, and community inclusion for the disability community.

Our guest for this ADA Live! episode is John Tschida, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Mr. Tschida was previously the Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The ten regional ADA Centers across the United States are funded by a grant from NIDILLR to provide information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Listen. Read. Explore: and SoundCloud ADA Live!

Second session on March 16 in Accessible Tech Webinar Series

Inclusive Imagery – Writing Alt-Text Depicting People with Disabilities
and Other Marginalized Identities

Thursday – March 16, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. [Eastern Time]

Host:  Southeast ADA Center, Great Lakes ADA Center, and ADA National Network


This is the second session in the 2023 Accessible Technology Webinar Series. Electronic information and communications technology have become essential tools in all areas of our lives and working environments today, and are particularly important to people with disabilities by providing equal access to the workplace and social media.

Learn More and Register for Webinar 3/16: Inclusive Imagery

Southeast ADA Center launches virtual Interview Series: Section 504 at 50

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Southeast ADA Center has launched a virtual interview series featuring leaders of the disability rights movement who advance the cause of equal rights through their tireless work.
Listen and Learn:

About Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: This law protects the rights of qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. The nondiscrimination requirements of the law apply to employers and organizations that receive financial assistance from any Federal department or agency, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These organizations and employers include many hospitals, nursing homes, mental health centers, and human service programs. Section 504 forbids organizations and employers from excluding or denying individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to receive program benefits and services. It defines the rights of individuals with disabilities to participate in, and have access to, program benefits and services.

View Series Episodes, Resources, and Speakers:

News by Topic

Disability Community

Education Access

Employment and Benefits

Federal Public Comment and Opportunities

State and Federal Access

Travel and Transportation Access

NEW! Health Care Access Resources

Information and research relevant to health care access for people with disabilities.

From the Southeast ADA Center

From the ADA National Network

Laws and Courts Briefs

Legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region and the ADA are analyzed in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

Court Decisions | Disability Issues

Emergency Resources – Plan, Prepare and Respond

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 Resource

FIND Resources by Topic

Resources List: Emergency and Severe Weather

COVID-19, ADA and Disability Resources

Check out 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 COVID-19 and Disability Resources

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Questions on the ADA?

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

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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.