News & Events

  • Free Webinar - Accessible Amusement Rides

    October 6, 2022, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Up and down, around and around! Amusement rides are enjoyed by many people, including those with disabilities. The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards address accessibility for permanent amusement rides. For newly designed and constructed rides, scoping provisions provide the option to choose the type of access that is suitable for a particular ride or experience. Three options for providing accessibility onto a ride device include a wheelchair space on the ride, a ride seat designed for transfer, or a transfer device. This session will review the technical provisions for each type of access required on rides. Additionally, U.S. Access Board staff Bill Botten and Bobby Stinnette will address requirements for accessible routes, queue lines, parking and passenger loading areas, signage, sales, and service counters.

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  • Make It Count! Stretching Dollars in Barrier Removal

    September 21, 2022, 2-3:00 p.m. ET

    Presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

    Improving accessibility and inclusion within facilities and program areas is always a good idea, but not always easily attainable due to limited budgets and/or staff. This webinar features an expert from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, who will offer ideas for readily achievable barrier removal, and highlight high-impact, low-cost actions to make facilities more welcoming to people with disabilities.

    The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to the public, usually within a few weeks after the live session. Registration is not required to access the recording, but registration is required to participate in the live session.

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  • September is National Service Dog Month

    They provide companionship, inspire confidence, and live to serve, protect, and assist their handlers. Guide dogs, seeing eye dogs, service pets, and assistance animals are helping their humans perform tasks, accomplish lifelong goals, embark on adventures, overcome debilitating mental illnesses, and safeguard military bases across the country and around the world. To learn more about service animals go to: https://adata.org/publication/service-animals-booklet


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed September 5th!

    Please note that on Monday, September 5th, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed for a federal holiday. The hotline will reopen the following day at 8:30am on September 6th. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website: http://northeastada.org/resources


  • Free Webinar - Strides in Recreation Accessibility

    August 31, 2022, 1-2:00 p.m. ET

    Many strides have been made for people with disabilities since the passage of the ADA 32 years ago. Having said that, the obligation to provide access to recreation opportunities might not be as broadly understood as other obligations. Join us to review some of the recreation areas covered in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, focusing on swimming pool access and golf facilities. We will also discuss best practices re: access to public beaches and share some new resources we have developed around recreation accessibility.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at ab744@cornell.edu, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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  • Did you know the Northeast ADA Center is on social media?

    You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Follow us on social media and be the first to learn about disability-related news, hear about the research we are doing, and check out exciting projects like our infographics. Like, follow, and connect with us to keep in touch!


  • Free Webinar - Health Care Access for Patients with Cognitive Disabilities

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    People with cognitive disabilities (such as intellectual, learning, communication, autism, ADHD, and psychiatric disabilities) face numerous barriers to maximizing their health and full potential. During this session, learn how reasonable modifications of policies, practices, and procedures ensure that people with cognitive disabilities have access to the care they need. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers following the presentation.

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