News & Events

  • Free Webinar - A Place at the Table: Accessible Event Planning Basics

    December 8, 2022, 1-2:00 p.m. ET

    Presenters: Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA; Christopher Sweet, Technical Assistant and Outreach Specialist Northeast ADA

    Whether you are planning an office holiday party, a family gathering at a restaurant, or a corporate event, the time to think about accessibility is before you plan the details. This webinar is an introductory overview of planning an event inclusive of individuals with and without disabilities. It will address key principles and basic concepts to keep in mind when deciding the where, how, what of an event.

    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 northeastada@cornell.edu, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Register here


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed November 24 and 25!

    Please note that on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed. The hotline will reopen the following Monday at 8:30 a.m. on November 28. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website.


  • November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

    Epilepsy Awareness Month in November brings attention to a condition affecting more than 1 million people in the United States. This life-long condition has no cure, and continued research is needed. That is why Epilepsy Awareness Month continues to make a difference in November and all year long. Since epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease, it impacts everyone. The condition does not discriminate. While anyone of any age and any population may develop epilepsy, it is more common in children and the elderly.  To read more about this go to: https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/public-awareness/national-epilepsy-awareness-month


  • 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!


  • Learning from Civil Rights Lawsuits: Effective Communication with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and Low Vision Incarcerated People

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2-3:30 PM ET

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the Southwest ADA Center

    As the portion of people with communication disabilities in jails and prisons across the United States continues to grow, correctional entities must develop robust policies to ensure compliance with federal anti-discrimination law and minimize harm. A new white paper produced by the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse draws lessons from recent litigation by deaf and blind people in jails and prisons across the United States and proposes comprehensive policy reform. This presentation summarizes the requirements of federal anti-discrimination law for jails and prisons in this context, describes recent litigation and reform efforts, and presents an overview of the model policies for jails and prisons to promote robust compliance with federal anti-discrimination law. The policies, endorsed by the National Association of the Deaf and the National Federation of the Blind, address everything from intake procedures to staff training to provision of medical devices, auxiliary aids and services, and reasonable modifications and accommodations. They are intended as a template for correctional administrators, legislators, and advocates who are working to change jail and prison policy, but many will be applicable in other contexts.

    Register here


  • Free Webinar - Weighing My Options: Mental Health and Reasonable Accommodation on the Job

    October 26, 2022, 1-2:00 p.m. ET

    Presenters: Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA; Christopher Sweet, Technical Assistant and Outreach Specialist Northeast ADA

    At the Northeast ADA Center, we often hear from individuals with mental health disabilities who are trying to sort out their rights and accommodation needs in the workplace. While we cannot advise any individual on what they should do, we can advise people on their rights under the ADA.

    This webinar will discuss employment rights under the ADA and answer these questions:

    • What is a disability under the ADA?
    • What can my employer ask me?
    • Who gets to know what I share about my disability?
    • What is a reasonable accommodation?

    This webinar may be of particular interest for individuals with disabilities, employment service providers, and all those with a general interest in this topic.

    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 northeastada@cornell.edu, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Register here


  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, declared in 1988 to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities. The 2022 theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.”

    For more information regarding the month, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor web page.


  • A Place at the Table: Accessible Event Planning Basics

    December

    Whether you are planning an office holiday party, a family gathering at a restaurant, or a corporate event, the time to think about accessibility is before you plan the details. This webinar is an introductory overview of planning an event inclusive of individuals with and without disabilities. It will address key principles and basic concepts to keep in mind when deciding the where and how of an event.

    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 northeastada@cornell.edu, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration link

    Presented By: Joe Zesski & Chris Sweet

    12/08/2022 01:00 PM through 12/08/2022 02:00 PM