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Celebrate ADA 28th Anniversary!

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

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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

    National News

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Starting the Conversation with a Business Guide

    Source: North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)

    EEOC Sues Pacific Sunwear of California, LLC

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    Golden Corral Franchisee to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Sex Harassment Lawsuit

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    Halliburton to Pay $280,000 for Breach of Settlement Agreement in EEOC Discrimination Case

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    In Their New Book, Larry Logue and Peter Blanck Analyze Military Veterans' Psychological Wounds Through a Civil War Lens

    Source: Syracuse University News

    Mary’s Magical Place, Special Needs Playground, Opens in Hendersonville

    Source: WKRN - Hendersonville, TN

    Mueller Industries Settles EEOC Class Disability Discrimination Lawsuit For $1 Million

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    Plastic Straw Bans Are the Latest Policy to Forget the Disability Community (Opinion)

    Source: The Washington Post

    Be Prepared for Disasters

    With the start of Atlantic hurricane season, now is a good time to look at research and resources to help you prepare before disaster strikes, and to recover physically and psychologically afterward.

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    News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

    Southeast Region News by State

    Alabama (AL)

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Starting the Conversation with a Business Guide

    Source: North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)

    Florida (FL)

    EEOC Sues Pacific Sunwear of California, LLC

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    Mississippi (MS)

    Halliburton to Pay $280,000 for Breach of Settlement Agreement in EEOC Discrimination Case

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    North Carolina (NC)

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Starting the Conversation with a Business Guide

    Source: North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)

    Golden Corral Franchisee to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Sex Harassment Lawsuit

    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    Tennessee (TN)

    Mary’s Magical Place, Special Needs Playground, Opens in Hendersonville

    Source: WKRN - Hendersonville, TN

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    Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

    Events & Training

    Featured Events

    Webinars & Podcasts

    Date Event
    7/25/2018
    Wednesday
    1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
    Small Employer Webinar
    Deadline to Register: July 24, 2018

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

    7/31/2018
    Tuesday
    1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
    How to Update Agency Policies for the Revised Section 508 Standard
    Deadline to Register: July 30, 2018

    Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices

    7/31/2018
    Tuesday
    2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
    Reflection on 28 Years of the ADA: What Have We Learned, Where Do We Go from Here?
    Deadline to Register: July 30, 2018

    ADA Audio Conference Series

    8/1/2018
    Wednesday
    1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
    ADA Live! Voting Rights and Accessible Polling Places

    ADA Live! (WADA) Show

    8/2/2018
    Thursday
    2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
    Open Q&A with U.S. Access Board
    Deadline to Register: August 1, 2018

    Webinar Series: Accessibility Online

    8/9/2018
    Thursday
    2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
    Too Much Information: Use of Mental Health Questions in the Bar Licensing Application Process
    Deadline to Register: August 8, 2018

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

    8/9/2018
    Thursday
    2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
    Getting It Right - An After Action Report on major disasters of 2017-18
    Deadline to Register: August 8, 2018

    Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness

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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.

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    Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center

    Spanish / Español - Información sobre la Ley ADA

    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

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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.