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Happy Thanksgiving! Office Closed from November 28 to December 1

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University (SU), will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1.

Your calls and emails are important to us. We will respond when the office reopens on Monday, December 2.

We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month

Honor and celebrate veterans and their families throughout the year.

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Veterans Resources

Be Ready & Stay Safe! It's Atlantic Hurricane Season

Plan ahead and be prepared before, during, and after severe weather, disasters and emergencies. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30.

Listen and follow your local news, weather reports, and social media for important alerts and emergency information in your area. Please stay safe!

National News

Mindset Matters: How the Image of Disability Impacts the Corporate Bottom Line

Source: Forbes

Walmart to Pay $80,000 and Implement Nationwide Change in Policy to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Source:

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News by State

Alabama (AL)

Job Descriptions Must Accurately Reflect True Job Duties

Source: National Law Review

Florida (FL)

Jacksonville Transportation Authority Testing ADA Accessible Autonomous Vehicle

Source: Mass Transit Magazine

Georgia (GA)

Dollar General to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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

North Carolina (NC)

Talking Disability Inclusion in North Carolina

Source: Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Court Decisions & Disability Issues

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

Make A Difference

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

Survey

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

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
11/26/2019
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Section 508 in the Acquisition Lifecycle
Deadline to Register: November 25, 2029

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices

12/4/2019
Wednesday
1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!

ADA Live! Podcast

12/5/2019
Thursday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Accessible Restaurants and Bars
Deadline to Register: December 3, 2019

Webinar Series: Accessibility Online

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
Jan 16-17, 2020

Phoenix, AZ

ADA Coordinator Conference - Phoenix, AZ
Deadline to Register: December 31, 2019

Sponsor: ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP), Great Plains ADA Center, Pacific ADA Center, and ADA National Network

May 10-13, 2020

Kansas City, MO

Save the Date!
National ADA Symposium

Registration opens in January 2020.

Sponsor: ADA National Network,
Great Plains ADA Center

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

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.