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  • Free Webinar - Reasonable Accommodations

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020
    2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

    The ADA requires that employers provide accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities in order to remove workplace barriers to provide equal employment opportunity. For many employers understanding when and how they must comply can be, at times, complex. This session will help employers develop effective policies, procedures, and best practices that can assure full compliance as well as help to successfully respond to reasonable accommodation requests and needs resulting in creating a productive work environment for all employees.  To register go to:

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

    You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 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!

  • Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans (two-part session)

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 & Thursday, October 15th, 2020

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

    Individuals must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 in order to receive credit for this program.

    Are you one of those public entities that are slightly behind in doing a self-evaluation and transition plan? Are you asking yourself, "What is a self-evaluation and transition plan?". Well then, this is the session for you. All public entities subject to title II of the ADA must complete a self-evaluation. For entities that have 50 or more employees, there is also a requirement to have in place a transition plan that addresses structural changes that are necessary for achieving program accessibility. Come to this 2-part session if you are interested in learning more about how to approach conducting a self-evaluation and how to integrate the information gathered into a transition plan.

    Note: Registering for this Part 1 session automatically registers you for Part 2(link is external) on October 15, 2020 2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone.

    Registration Link:

  • 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 2020 theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”

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

  • Happy 12th Anniversary of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008!

    The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law eleven years ago on September 25, 2008. It made important changes to the definition of “disability” in order to reassert the ADA’s original intent and make it easier for individuals seeking protection under the ADA to establish that they have a disability within the Act’s definition.

    For more information, you can find the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s resources on the ADAAA here:

    For questions regarding rights and responsibilities under the ADA and/or other disability issues, call us toll-free at 1-800-949-4232, or email us at

  • Seeking Older adults and/or People with Disabilities for Survey on Changes in Travel Behavior During COVID-19

    The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo is interested in learning about changes in your travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The survey is open to any individuals who are aged 65 and older and/or adults with disabilities. We encourage you to take the survey yourself and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. The survey will be open until October 15, 2020. As an incentive for taking our survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

    To participate in this research, please click on the following link to access the survey:

    If you have any questions regarding this research, please feel free to contact Jimin Choi at (716) 829-5712 or

  • Free Webinar-Back to School and Virtual Accessibility

    Presenter: Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    12-1 PM ET

    Virtual learning has become commonplace since the start of COVID-19. This has presented challenges and opportunities. In the move to more and more remote learning for K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities, ensuring an equal opportunity for students with disabilities to access and participate in the education process is critical. This webinar will provide a basic overview of the legal need for online accessibility in the education setting, review key elements in accessible online learning, and discuss how schools and educators can address planning for an accessible online classroom. To register go to:

  • Northeast ADA Center Closed September 7th!

    Please note that on Monday, September 7th, 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 8th. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website: