News & Events

  • Free Webinar-Health Care Access for Patients and Companions that are Blind or Experiencing Vision Loss

    June 15, 2021
    2 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    A great deal of print and online information is provided by health care providers to patients and companions. This includes treatment plans, information about follow-up appointments and prescriptions. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws require health care providers to communicate effectively with patients and companions who are blind or experiencing vision loss. This session will explore ways in which critical health information can be provided in accessible formats. The presenters will also discuss their personal experiences as blind individuals and the best ways health care staff can offer and provide assistance to patients and companions.

    Registration link.


  • Free Webinar-ADA 101.4 Overview of Title III and Public Accommodations

    July 1, 2021
    1-2 PM ET

    Presenters: Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist Northeast ADA; Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    This webinar is the fifth in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a basic refresher, this webinar in the series will focus on Title III of the law which addresses public accommodations such as businesses/nonprofit organizations. It will give a broad overview of the responsibilities of public accommodations in terms of access to goods and services, modification of policies, effective communication, and physical 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.

    Registration Link


  • Northeast ADA Center Technical Assistance Hotline Closed 5/31

    Please note that on Monday, May 31st, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed for Memorial Day. The hotline will reopen the following day at 8:30am on June 1st. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website.


  • ADA-101.3 Overview of Title II and Public Entities

    May 26, 2021, 1-2 PM ET

    Presenters: Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist Northeast ADA; Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    This webinar is the fourth in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a basic refresher, this webinar will focus on Title II of the law which covers state and local government and all related entities. It will give a broad picture review of the responsibilities of these public entities in relation to individuals with disabilities including physical and program access, reasonable modification of policy such as service animals, and effective communication.

    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.

    Registration Link


  • New Fact Sheet from the ADA National Network

    The ADA National Network has published its new fact sheet, titled “The ADA and Caregivers: Frequently Asked Questions.”

    According to a 2015 report, approximately 43.5 million informal (unpaid) caregivers provided care to an adult or child in the previous 12 months. 

    Additionally, while individuals with disabilities of any age may need assistance from caregivers, older people are more likely to develop disabilities, and more likely to require personal assistance and support. The population of people over the age of 65 is projected to increase significantly in the coming decades, likely resulting in a greater need for caregivers, both paid and unpaid.


  • ADA and Higher Education

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

    Colleges, universities and community colleges are covered by either Titles II or III of the ADA. The ADA may be relevant in a number of post-secondary education situations, including the admissions process, academic adjustments and accommodations, architectural barriers and housing, and students with disabilities who are dismissed from school. This webinar will review the relevant federal regulations and developing case law in this important arena.

    Registration Link


  • ADA-101.4 Overview of Title III and Public Accommodations

    July

    This webinar is the fifth in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a basic refresher, this webinar in the series will focus on Title III of the law which addresses public accommodations such as businesses/nonprofit organizations. It will give a broad overview of the responsibilities of public accommodations in terms of access to goods and services, modification of policies, effective communication, and physical 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.

    Registration link.

    Presented By: Jennifer Perry & Joe Zesski

    07/01/2021 01:00 PM through 07/01/2021 02:00 PM