(Atlanta, GA) – On October 2, 2013, the Southeast ADA Center will launch “ADA Live!” on WADA, the Center’s internet-based radio station. For the past 22 years, the Southeast ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, has provided free, confidential and accurate information, training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals who have rights under the ADA as well as to those who have responsibilities under the Act.
WADA “ADA Live!” will broadcast live on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm -1:30 pm ET/12 Noon-12:30 pm CT. “ADA Live!” programs provide the opportunity for everyone to get up-to-date information on the ADA and call in with their ADA questions whether on the go, while at work, or in the comfort of their homes. “ADA Live!” will also expand the Center’s outreach to youth, young adults and members of racially/culturally diverse communities throughout the Southeast Region.
WADA “ADA Live!” is supported through a fully accessible and interactive website at adalive.org. The public can get up-to-the minute program schedule information, submit questions for upcoming “ADA Live!” episodes, and participate in the online group discussions. Real-time captioning will be available during the live shows. Recordings of past episodes, including a transcript, resources and more information will be available at adalive.org.
The Southeast ADA Center is a grant project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. The Center answers questions, provides training and materials about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center serves an eight-state geographic region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. As part of the ADA National Network sponsored by grants from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Southeast ADA Center is one of 10 regional centers offering training and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA, including information about the rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of businesses as well as state and helpful resource. For more information, visit the Southeast ADA Center website (ADAsoutheast.org).
The ADA National Network is the “go to” resource for information, guidance and training on the ADA and its implementation. The Network consists of ten regional centers located throughout the United States that provide services and assistance tailored to meet the needs of local businesses, government and individuals. The ADA National Network is not an enforcement or regulatory agency—but rather a helpful resource. Contact the ADA National Network with questions on the Americans with Disabilities Act or to find a Regional ADA National Network Center near you by calling 1-800-949-4232 (voice/tty). All calls are confidential. Visit the ADA National Network website for links to extensive ADA information and training opportunities (www.adata.org).
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