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Office Closed Monday - Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Southeast ADA Center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
on Monday - January 21, 2019. We are a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University (SU).

We will reopen for business on Tuesday - January 22, 2019.

Our website is open at

Thank you,

Staff of the Southeast ADA Center

Registration Open for 2019 ADA Symposium

Spaces are expected to fill up quickly for this 4-day comprehensive conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Registration is open for the 2019 National ADA Symposium. We hope to see you at the Symposium in Dallas - Grapevine, TX from June 16-19, 2019. For more information,

National News

2018 Recap Report Reveals a 181% increase in ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits

Source: Usablenet

5 Ways to Engage and Attract Job Seekers with Disabilities

Source: Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) Blog

Braille Is the Answer to Large Unemployment Numbers in Blind Community, Says Advocate

Source: CBC (Canada)

Deaf and Unemployed: 1,000+ Applications But Still No Full-Time Job

Source: National Public Radio (NPR)

New Rule Requires Airlines to Report Mishandling of Mobility Equipment

Source: Los Angeles Times

Find more at:

News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Empowered Cities Webinar: Making Data Work for You
Deadline to Register: January 21, 2019

Sponsor: National Disability Institute and Citi Community Development

12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
ADA Lessons from Case Law Part 2: Effective Communication in Criminal Justice
Deadline to Register: January 23, 2019

Sponsor: TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Open Question and Answer Session on the Revised 508 Standards
Deadline to Register: January 28, 2019

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices

2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts
Deadline to Register: January 30, 2019

Sponsor: ABLE National Resource Center

1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
Web Accessibility in a Nutshell

ADA Live! Show

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings
Deadline to Register: February 6, 2019

Webinar Series: Accessibility Online

2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
The ADA, Businesses and Barrier Removal: What Are the Requirements?
Deadline to Register: February 18, 2019

ADA Audio Conference Series

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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.

Criminal Justice Research Study

A researcher at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is interviewing people in the metro Atlanta area who are 18 years or older and who have an intellectual or developmental disability (such as a cognitive disability, Down syndrome, autism, etc.) about any experience they have had with criminal justice settings or professionals (such as police, judges, lawyers, jails, prisons). These experiences can be positive or negative and can be formal or informal (such as meeting a police office in the community). This research aims to improve training programs for criminal justice related professionals by ensuring that the experiences of those affected are included.

For more information and to participate in the 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.

Find More at:

Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center

Spanish / Español - Información sobre la Ley ADA

Accesible / accesibilidad para todos

(en inglés, accessible / accessibility for all)


Para descubrir más:

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

Other News & Resources of Interest

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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.