News & Events

  • The ADA at Thirty Years-Old

    July

    Presenters (English stream): Joe Zesski, Jennifer Perry, Chris Sweet, Northeast ADA Center

    Presenter (Spanish stream): Yessica Guardiola, Northeast ADA Puerto Rico affiliate

    On July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. This landmark law was the first of its kind in the country to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in employment and in accessing state and local government programs and activities as well as access to the goods and services of businesses. In this webinar, Northeast ADA staff will reflect on the ADA, its history, and its impact so far on our community and the lives of people with disabilities. It will also highlight areas where there is still work to be done on implementing the ADA. Questions about the ADA and its anniversary are encouraged. This webinar will be presented in English by members of the Northeast ADA technical assistance team and in a separate but simultaneous Spanish stream by Yessica Guardiola of Movimiento para el Alcance de Vida Independiente (MAVI), the Northeast ADA's Puerto Rico affiliate.

    To register go to: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=7877

    Presented By: Joe Zesski, Jennifer Perry, Chris Sweet & Yessica Guardiola

    07/29/2020 12:00 PM through 07/29/2020 01:00 PM


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  • Free Webinar! Planning for Pedestrians with Disabilities: ADA Transition Plans

    Planning for pedestrians with disabilities: Sharing successes and gaps from ADA Transition Plans around the U.S.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Local governments are required to develop an ADA transition plan to identify barriers with sidewalks and intersections, and plan for how to remove barriers so that they are easier to use for people with disabilities. A recent study from the UIC Great Lakes ADA Center showed that many communities do not have transition plans for sidewalks and intersections and that the quality of most plans was low. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight ways to improve ADA transition plans and share successful practices gathered from ADA coordinators with high quality plans. The presentation will also discuss ways that people with disabilities may become involved in ADA transition planning and help to make their communities more accessible. Participants will have time to ask questions of the session speakers.

    To register, please go to : https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110844


  • Small Business at Work: A toolkit to help small businesses leverage the talents of people with disabilities

    It's been said many times: Small businesses are the backbone of America. They contribute well over half the money and jobs that fuel our economy. They are hotbeds of innovation and new product development. They provide valuable support to your local communities. And they employ about half of all people currently working in the United States. As a small business, your business, your jobs, and your contribution matter not just to you but to all of us. Research conducted by the Northeast ADA Center investigated what small employers need to know about the implementation of Title I of the ADA. This research resulted in our Small Business at Work Toolkit. This toolkit provides curated information and essential resources about how (and why!) small businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities. You'll find easy-to-understand, practical advice, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Instead of searching the Internet for whatever article may appear first, we hope you'll come visit our toolkit.

    https://smallbusinessatwork.org/


  • Happy 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)!  The ADA was a landmark law in securing rights to equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities. To learn more about how the ADA National Network is celebrating 30 years of the ADA and to find out how to be involved, visit:  http://www.adaanniversary.org/

    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 northeastada@cornell.edu.


  • Free Webinar-The ADA at Thirty Years-Old

    Wednesday July 29, 2020 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET.

    Presenters (English stream): Joe Zesski, Jennifer Perry, Chris Sweet, Northeast ADA Center

    Presenter (Spanish stream): Yessica Guardiola, Northeast ADA Puerto Rico affiliate

    On July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. This landmark law was the first of its kind in the country to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in employment and in accessing state and local government programs and activities as well as access to the goods and services of businesses. In this webinar, Northeast ADA staff will reflect on the ADA, its history, and its impact so far on our community and the lives of people with disabilities. It will also highlight areas where there is still work to be done on implementing the ADA. Questions about the ADA and its anniversary are encouraged. This webinar will be presented in English by members of the Northeast ADA technical assistance team and in a separate but simultaneous Spanish stream by Yessica Guardiola of Movimiento para el Alcance de Vida Independiente (MAVI), the Northeast ADA's Puerto Rico affiliate.

    To register go to: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=7877


  • ADA Anniversary Update: 30 Years, Where Do We Go Now?

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020,  2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    On July 26th, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The intent of the ADA was to provide persons with disabilities Equality of opportunity, Full participation, Independent living, and Economic self-sufficiency. Thirty years down the road what is the state of disability rights in the United States? Join us as our speakers look forward and discuss what needs to be done to further the rights of persons with disabilities and fulfill the goals of the ADA. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to our speakers.

    https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110790


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed July 3rd!

    Please note that on Friday, July 3rd, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed for a federal holiday. The hotline will reopen the following Monday at 8:30am on July 6th. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website: http://northeastada.org/resources


  • Free Listening Session-ADA Live! The ADA Then and Now: Celebrate ADA 30th Anniversary with the Honorable Tony Coelho

    Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
    1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT

    Additional details below

    ADA30 - Celebrate. Learn. Share.  The ground-breaking civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, turns thirty in 2020.  What better way to celebrate than a conversation with the chief sponsor of the ADA bill in the House of Representatives, the Honorable Tony Coelho.

    Mr. Coelho is a lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and as someone with a disability who has faced discrimination, Tony shares his unique perspective on how the ADA has made an impact in the lives of people with disabilities.  Mr. Coelho has had a distinguished career as a Congressman including serving as Chair of the President’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities from 1994 until 2001. He currently serves as Chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation.

    Eve Hill, one of the nation’s foremost disability rights attorneys will chat with Mr. Coelho about the passage of the ADA, how the ADA has transformed the lives of people with disabilities, and a look toward the future of disability rights.

    Don’t miss this episode to connect and engage in the #ADA30 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and share your thanks to the ADA by going to https://www.adaanniversary.org/#shareada

    Available on Wednesday, July 1 at 1:00 pm EDT


  • Now Available! Small Business at Work: A toolkit to help small businesses leverage the talents of people with disabilities

    It's been said many times: Small businesses are the backbone of America. They contribute well over half the money and jobs that fuel our economy. They are hotbeds of innovation and new product development. They provide valuable support to your local communities. And they employ about half of all people currently working in the United States. As a small business, your business, your jobs, and your contribution matter not just to you but to all of us. Research conducted by the Northeast ADA Center investigated what small employers need to know about the implementation of Title I of the ADA. This research resulted in our Small Business at Work Toolkit. This toolkit provides curated information and essential resources about how (and why!) small businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities. You'll find easy-to-understand, practical advice, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Instead of searching the Internet for whatever article may appear first, we hope you'll come visit our toolkit.

    https://smallbusinessatwork.org/