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Spotlight

Florence - State & Regional Resources

For the impact and recovery from Florence, we urge all of you to stay safe and be prepared. Be sure to listen to and follow your local news and weather reports as well as social media for other important emergency information in your area. Please stay safe!

Be Prepared! Hurricanes, Emergencies & Disasters

Tropical weather and hurricane season is upon us. Now is a good time to look at resources to prepare before disaster strikes, and to recover afterward should severe weather happen in your area.

National News

Be Aware of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test - Date Changed to October 3rd

Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Free Webcourse Now Available: Fair Housing Act, Section 504 and ADA

Source: New England ADA Center

Justice Department Urged To Address Web Accessibility

Source: Disability Scoop

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News by State

Georgia (GA)

Georgia Tech is Seeking Research Participants on Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Source: Georgia Tech

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Events & Training

Featured Events

FREE Three-part Webinar Series: Veterans, Disability, and the Power of Literature

Join author and Vietnam War veteran Doug Anderson and author Steve Kuusisto as they discuss veterans, disabilities and the critical role creative writing has played in the difficult re-adjustment to civilian life.

Education Credit: Certificate of Completion
**If for all three webinars, registered and verified attendance live or archive.

Registration

There is no charge for these webinars, but registration is required.

Register for Webinar Series: Veterans, Disability, and the Power of Literature
or copy and paste: http://bit.ly/seada-vets-lit

More: Webinar Series: Veterans, Disability and the Power of Literature.

Host: Southeast ADA Center and The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
Web: adasoutheast.org/webinars/2018/vets-literature-webinar-series.php

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
9/25/2018
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Incorporation of Accessibility into the IT Lifecycle: Identifying the Needs Users with Disabilities, Best Practices, and Agile Development
Deadline to Register: September 24, 2018

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices

9/25/2018
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Opioid Use Disorders and the ADA: Eliminating Discriminatory Barriers to Treatment and Recovery
Deadline to Register: September 24, 2018

ADA Audio Conference Series

9/26/2018
Wednesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Accommodations for Healthcare in the Workplace
Deadline to Register: September 25, 2018

Sponsor: Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University

9/26/2018
Wednesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Veterans, Disability, and the Power of Literature Webinar Series - Part 3: Conversation with the Poets
Deadline to Register: September 26, 2018

Sponsor: Southeast ADA Center and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

9/27/2018
Thursday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
ABLE Success in the Real World: Meet 3 ABLE Account Owners and Hear Their ABLE Stories
Deadline to Register: September 26, 2018

Sponsor: ABLE National Resource Center

10/4/2018
Thursday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Polling Places
Deadline to Register: October 4, 2018

Webinar Series: Accessibility Online

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
Oct 8, 2018

Atlanta, GA

The Rules Have Changed - Save, Invest & Spend with STABLE Accounts
Deadline to Register: October 8, 2018

Sponsor: Synergies Work

Oct 14-Nov 11, 2018

Athens, GA

StoryCorps Mobile Tour - Athens, GA

Sponsor: WUGA FM at University of Georgia, Athens

Nov 18-Dec 21, 2018

Jacksonville, FL

StoryCorps Mobile Tour - Jacksonville, FL

Sponsor: WJCT Public Broadcasting

Nov 29, 2018

Atlanta, GA

ADA for State & Local Governments Conference
Deadline to Register: November 5, 2018

Sponsor: Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Make A Difference

Opportunities to participate, provide comments, and impact disability research, rights, and laws.

Membership Invitation

Research Study

Research Study

Needs Assessment

The ADA National Network supports full inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. We are interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.

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Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center

Spanish / Español - Información sobre la Ley ADA

Recursos en Español para Huracán Florence

(en inglés, Resources in Spanish for Hurricane Florence)

Accesible / accesibilidad para todos

(en inglés, accessible / accessibility for all)

Animal de servicio y animal de apoyo emocional

Recursos

Para descubrir más:

Español - Información sobre la Ley ADA
del sitio web: el Centro ADA del Sureste

Court Decisions and Disability Issues Briefs

Review and search legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region under the ADA. These briefs are developed in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

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Laws & Courts

Other News & Resources of Interest

Disclaimer: Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility for, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link.

Celebrate the ADA!

In your workplaces, schools and communities, celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary (July 26).

Share and Connect

Celebrate the ADA - ADA28 (1990-2018) - Americans with Disabilities Act

Explore & Learn the ADA

Sharing ADA Stories

Questions on the ADA?

Contact your ADA Center in the ADA National Network at 1-800-949-4232
- visit the Website: ADA National Network and watch two captioned videos:

  • What is the ADA National Network? (YouTube, 1:49 minutes)
  • Que es la Red Nacional de ADA? [Spanish/Español] (YouTube, 1:21 minutes)
  • Web: adata.org

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    ADA Celebrations Tool Kit
    Web: adaanniversary.org

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    Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link. The contents of this electronic newsletter were developed under Grant #90DP0090-01-00 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The information, materials, and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.