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Join the U.S. Access Board for a Virtual Celebration of the ADA on July 29

July 15, 2020
Source: U.S. Access Board

The U.S. Access Board will celebrate the ADA’s 30th anniversary with a virtual public meeting on July 29 from 1:30 – 3:00 (Eastern Time). The event will feature a discussion of the ADA and its achievements with guest speakers and Access Board members.

It will start off with a documentary that provides a vivid picture of the world before the ADA, including widespread discrimination of people with disabilities and early achievements of the disability rights movement. Sruthi Subramanian, a high school student, will introduce and discuss her 11-minute film, which she created for a National History Day competition.

Judy Heumann, a leader in the disability rights movement and lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, will discuss the accomplishments of the ADA. Board Member Sachin Pavithran will join Heumann in this conversation, which will also examine the important role disability rights advocates played in passage of the ADA and its implementation as a landmark civil rights law.

The event will conclude with a presentation from Board Member and architect Karen Braitmayer, FAIA on how the ADA has spurred architecture and design to be more inclusive of everyone. She will also review new frontiers in accessibility and work that lies ahead to maintain the promises of the ADA.

This virtual meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Log-in details will follow and be posted on the Board’s website. For more information, contact Dave Yanchulis at (202) 272-0026 or yanchulis@acccess-board.gov.

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA with the U.S. Access Board (Virtual Meeting)
July 29, 1:30 – 3:00 (Eastern Time)
Zoom Link: [to be posted]

Agenda

  • Welcome (Access Board Chair Lance Robertson)
  • The World Before the ADA (Sruthi Subramanian with Board Vice Chair Greg Fehribach)
  • Achievements of the ADA (Judy Heumann with Board Member Sachin Pavithran)
  • How the ADA Has Advanced Accessible Design (Board Member Karen Braitmayer, FAIA)

Link: Go to website for News Source
https://www.access-board.gov/news/2008-join-the-access-board-for-a-virtual-celebration-of-the-ada-on-july-29


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