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ADA & Access Matters

In This Edition

  • COVID-19, ADA & Disability Resources
    + Fact Sheet: ADA & Face Mask Policies (updated 7/28/2021)
    + Long COVID - Key Updates and Resources
  • ADA 31st Anniversary and ADA National Network 30 Years
    + Celebrate. Learn. Share #ADA31 #ADANetwork30
  • Hurricane, Emergency, Heat & Severe Weather
    + Plan. Prepare. Respond.
  • Court Decisions & Disability Issues
    + New: Rotenberg v. FDA, Crawford v. Hinds Co., Robles v. Dominos
  • Events & Training
  • News
  • Stay Connected
  • COVID-19, ADA, and Disability Resources

    The website, ADA, Disability & COVID-19, is regularly updated to 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.

    Updated 7/28/2021: The ADA and Face Mask Policies

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change our world as variants continue to spread. Safety measures such as social distancing, vaccines, respiratory etiquette, and the wearing of face masks or cloth face coverings are our first line of defense to keep people safe from severe illness.

    But, what are your rights and responsibilities if you have a disability and cannot wear a face mask? What rights and responsibilities do businesses and state and local governments have when requiring that face masks be worn on their property?

    The most current guidance is included in our update (7/28/2021):
    Disability Issues Brief: ADA and Face Mask Policies
    Source: Southeast ADA Center
    Web: adasoutheast.org/ada/publications/legal/ada-and-face-mask-policies.php

    Long COVID - Key Resources & Updates

    Featured Resources from the ADA National Network

    Vaccine & People with Disabilities - Resources & Updates

    Find more:

    ADA, Disability & COVID-19 Resources with News & Updates, Virtual Events, ADA Publications, and Resources by Topic.

    Web:adacovid19.org

    ADA 31st Anniversary
    and
    ADA National Network 30 Years of Service

    #ADA31 - Celebrate. Learn. Share.

    Throughout the year and on July 26, celebrate the ADA 31st anniversary (1990-2021) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    CELEBRATE #ADA31

    ++ Featured Archived Events

    ++ Featured News

    LEARN ADA

    > MORE: Events & Training Calender - ADA National Network

    SHARE #ThanksToTheADA #ADA31

    On July 26, 2021 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 31!
    Celebrate and tell us your story!
    Use any media of your choosing (video, pictures, written word, or other).
    Post to social media with #ADA31 or #ThanksToTheADA.

    Follow #ADANetwork30

    In 2021, the ADA National Network (ADANN) of ten regional ADA Centers is celebrating 30 years of service as the nation’s primary source of information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the United States.

    Check out our services, success stories, and vision for the next thirty years.

    Learn More & Share #ADANetwork30

    Hurricane, Emergency, Heat & Severe Weather

    Plan. Prepare. Respond.

    Our thoughts and hearts are with the people, families, and communities in preparation and impacted by emergencies, storms, hurricanes, and severe weather. Please stay safe!

    **Keep in mind COVID-19

    You may need to adjust any emergency plan based on the latest from your state, local officials and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    Go to: Emergency & Severe Weather Resources: CDC, COVID-19

    Be Ready!

    Court Decisions & Disability Issues

    Review and search legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region under the ADA. These briefs are developed in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

    Disability Issues

    Court Decisions

    Find more:

    Laws & Courts - Southeast ADA Center

    Events & Training

    Webinars & Podcasts

    Date Event
    8/4/2021
    Wednesday
    1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
    Accessible Inclusive Virtual Meetings and the ADA

    ADA Live! Podcast and Resources
    Sponsor:
    Southeast ADA Center, The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), Office of Accessibility at Minnesota IT Services

    8/5/2021
    Thursday
    2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
    Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths
    *Deadline to Register: August 5, 2021

    Webinar Series: Accessibility Online
    Sponsor:
    U.S. Access Board and the Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

    8/10/2021
    Tuesday
    2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
    Health Conditions and College: Accommodations, Considerations, and Information
    *Deadline to Register: August 9, 2021

    Sponsor:
    TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

    8/12/2021
    Thursday
    2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
    ADA National Network Learning Session: Achieving Whole Community Inclusion in Emergency Management
    *Deadline to Register: August 11, 2021

    Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness
    Sponsor:
    Pacific ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

    8/17/2021
    Tuesday
    2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
    Accessible Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)
    *Deadline to Register: August 16, 2021

    Webinar Series: ADA Audio
    Sponsor:
    U.S. Access Board and the Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

    Find more:

    Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

    News

    National News

    Find more:

    News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

    Southeast Region News

    Find more:

    Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

    Other News & Resources of Interest

    Disclaimer: Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility for, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link.

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    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 #90DP0090-01-00 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.