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Stay current on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability access and inclusion. — Play. Win. Learn. ADA Puzzler. — Our newsletter is published twice a month on the first and third Thursday.

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ADA & Access Matters
In This Edition #10 – May 19, 2022

ADA Puzzler – May Winner and Answer

Play. Win. Learn. ADA Puzzler.  New question on first Thursday of the month. Answer and winner of fabulous prizes from the Southeast ADA Center on third Thursday of the month.

Winner of the April ADA Puzzler – Congratulations!

> Fred T. Beckham from Florida

NEXT ADA PuzzlerPlay. Win. Learn. Thursday, June 2.

Answer to May ADA Puzzler

At what age do employees have protection against age based discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)?

  • A) Forty (40) years old
  • B) Fifty (50) years old
  • C) Sixty (60) years old
  • D) Seventy (70) years old

+ CORRECT ANSWER: A) Forty (40) years old.

+ LEARN MORE: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Web: eeoc.gov/statutes/age-discrimination-employment-act-1967

+ NEXT ADA Puzzler : Play. Win. Learn. Thursday, June 2.
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Newsroom: Southeast ADA Center

Digital Access and Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – Think. Explore. Learn, Share.

In every post and online interaction, think, learn, and share about digital access and inclusion. Every day throughout the year continue to spread awareness, and in May, celebrate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

MORE: ADA National Network website (adata.org) for resources, webinars, training, and multimedia about the ADA and digital access.

QUESTIONS? Contact your regional ADA Center at 1-800-949-4232 (toll-free).



TUNE-IN to ADA Live! Episode 105b
Celebrating Older Americans

n 2021, the Administration on Aging (A-o-A), part of the Administration for Community Living (A-C-L), published “2020: Profile of Older Americans”. The report found that people aged 65, and over, represented 16% of the population in 2019 but that is expected to be 21.6% by 2040. They also found that, in 2019, 19% of adults aged 65 and older reported they could not function at all or had a lot of difficulty with at least one of six domains of functioning: hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, or independent living.

Aging brings up a lot of unknowns around independent living, caregiving, and health to name but a few. To discuss these issues and in celebration of Older Americans Month, this episode of ADA Live! will feature Marnie Mountjoy, Division Director at the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living.

ADA Live! Episode 105b: Celebrating Older Americans

More Episodes and Resourcesadalive.org

Podcast Series Launched – “Let’s Get to Work: Reimagining Disability-Inclusive Employment Policy”

The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, in collaboration with leading economic and social policy researchers at Rutgers and Harvard Universities, invite you to listen to the podcast series: Let’s Get to Work: Reimagining Disability-Inclusive Employment Policy.

Each episode features guests with unique knowledge and insights sharing their perspective on public policies that are moving the momentum forward and holding progress back. Guests from government and the business and disability communities share their perspectives on ways to translate the latest trends and thinking to advance workforce development and employment policy that produces sustainable economic opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Researchers from the three universities also share what they are learning about employment policies as part of the work of the NIDILRR grant-funded Center on Disability Inclusive Employment Policy. Tune-in at: disabilityinclusiveemployment.org/podcast-series/

New and Updated: Court Decision Briefs from the Southeast ADA Center

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

MORE: Court Decisions | Disability Issues

May ADA & Disability Themes

FOLLOW: Facebook@southeastadacenter #ADA32 #ThanksToTheADA
Discover featured themes and people to celebrate, learn and share about disability and the ADA throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary – July 26.

Mental Health Month

Hashtags: #MentalHealthMonth #MayMentalHealthMonth #MentalHealth

Facebook Posts and News

Resources and Publications

Older Americans Month (OAM)

Hashtags: #OlderAmericansMonth

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Hashtags: #AAPI

MORE: ADA Monthly Themes | ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

News by Topic

Disability & Diversity

Education Access

Employment and Benefits

Health Care Access

Technology Access

Events and ADA Training

REGISTER! Employment and ADA Webinar Series from the Southeast ADA Center

A FREE three-part webinar series on Employment and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

NEXT Webinar (Part 3 of 3)

Time [90-minutes / 1.5 hours]

2:00 – 3:30 pm [Eastern] / 1:00 – 2:30 pm [Central]
12 noon – 1:30 pm [Mountain] / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm [Pacific]

Credit and Certificate Available

  • Certificate of Participation: 1.5 hours
  • Certified Employment Support Professional™ (CESP): 1.5 hours continuing education (CE) credit

Register and Learn More: disabilitywebinars.org

May 2022 Events and Training

MORE: Events and Training Calendar

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 COVID News and Resources

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Questions on the ADA?

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Phone: 404-541-9001
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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.

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