News & Events

  • Northeast ADA Center Closed January 18th

    The Northeast ADA Center and technical assistance services will be closed on January 18th.  The center will open again on January 19th. Please note that our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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  • Northeast ADA Center Holiday Closing

    Season's Greetings from the Northeast ADA Center! Please note that our Cornell offices will be closed from 4:30pm ET Wednesday, December 23, 2020 until 8:30am ET Monday, January 4, 2021. The Cornell based Northeast ADA Center staff will be unavailable; however, our Technical Assistance email ( will operate and be staffed on a limited basis during this time. When we are open, we will be happy to return any phone messages or online TA requests you may have submitted during our closing. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience regarding any potential delays in our response time to technical assistance, training, or materials requests. The Northeast ADA Center wishes all of you a most enjoyable holiday season, and a very happy and healthy New Year!

    Happy Holidays!

    Thank you for all of your work to ensure that people with disabilities are included in their communities! As we have celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the ADA in 2020 and the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA Network in 2021, we hope you will continue to be leaders in your communities and organizations.

    Happy Holidays from all of us at YTI and the Northeast ADA Center. We hope you enjoy our ecard!

    Wendy Strobel Gower
    Northeast ADA Center

  • Free Webinar - When Does the ADA Apply to Housing?

    Presented by the Northeast ADA Center
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern

    Frequently, ADA centers receive questions about the housing rights of individuals with disabilities. This webinar will explore what disability-related laws apply in different situations to help clarify when the ADA might apply to housing and when it does not. The interplay of other laws including the Fair Housing Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will be addressed as well.

    Registration link

  • ADA for Healthcare Providers: A Virtual Training

    Presented by the New England ADA Center
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
    10:00 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST

    The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to small and large healthcare providers, from sole practitioners to large hospitals. During this training we will discuss obligations under the ADA from service animals to sign language interpreters to COVID-19 mask requirements to ensure that people with disabilities can get to access the care they need to live heathy lives. We will discuss Department of Justice settlement agreements and use scenarios to illustrate requirements. There will be time for questions.

    This training is free and open to the public. A zoom link will be emailed to all registrants.

    For questions and to request accommodations such as closed captioning, email or call 617-695-0085

    Event link

  • December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

  • Free Webinar-Service Animal Scenarios 2.0

    December 3, 2020
    1pm to 2pm EST
    Presenter: Chris Sweet, Northeast ADA Technical Assistance and Outreach Specialist

    Service animals often appear in popular media as a topic of contention as airlines, stores, and other places of public accommodation struggle with understanding what service animals are. In this webinar, we will again explore further scenarios relating to rights and responsibilities of both service animal users and places of public accommodation.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center 72 hours prior to the event. The Northeast ADA Center will make every reasonable effort to secure an accommodation that will meet your needs.

    Registration link

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