Southeast ADA Center

ADA HEADLINER - September-October 2011

SPOTLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

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SPOTLIGHT

THIS MONTH'S SPOTLIGHTS

New Date for Webinar Business Series!

(Note: Registration Closed. If you previously registered for this webinar - originally 9/15 - you are already registered.)

Webinar: September 27 - On-line Employment Applications & Website Accessibility & Accommodations

This is the final session in the Webinar Series for Business, a four-part webinar series focused on leading practices that advance disability inclusion within business:

Supported by: The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) in partnership with: ADA National Network; American Association of Peoples with Disabilities (AAPD); Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation – National Employment Team (CSAVR-NET); and US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®).

Web: sedbtac.org/webinars/index.php

2010 Revised ADA Requirements for Service Animals | PDF (3 pages) Service Animals - ADA Requirements

This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) new 2010 regulations.

Summary of Key Changes in Revised ADA Regulations

Developed by the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional resources in the ADA National Network.



NEWS

NATIONAL CURRENT NEWS

NEW! FCC Order Reinstates Video Description Rules for Some Television Programming

On August 25, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order to adopt rules requiring video description for certain television programming. Full compliance with the rules is required on July 1, 2012. Report and Order in Word | PDF | Text

Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

FCC Releases New Rules for Use of Toll Free Telephone Numbers for iTRS

On August 4, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to improve assignment of telephone numbers for use of Internet-based relay service (iTRS), including video relay service (VRS). Report and Order in Word | PDF | Text

Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

U.S. Labor Department Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Announces 2011 Theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The 2011 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is: “Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities.” The 2011 theme emphasizes the rich diversity and talent that workers with disabilities bring to the workplace when they contribute to the output of any organization. The 2011 NDEAM Posters are also available in English, Spanish, and 7 other languages. NDEAM News Release | NDEAM Posters information and download

Digital Transportation Exchange Initiative - New Online Community

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has started a new initiative called the Digital Transportation Exchange (DTE), an online platform seeking feedback from stakeholder groups and subject matter experts. The DOT hopes the DTE will establish a dynamic, online community that identifies and creates solutions to issues citizens face in the transportation sector every day. If you'd like to receive updates on the DTE's progress, please sign up for the distribution list on this topic. Give your feedback on the idea using the online interactive discussion through September 23, 2011.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U.S. Department of State Announces International Sports Exchange for Athletes with Disabilities

This is the first-ever sports visitor program focused solely on athletes with physical disabilities.

Source: U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Education Awards Over $5 Million to 19 Special Education Parent Centers

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $5 million in grants to operate 19 special education Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers in 13 states and Puerto Rico. With the new grants, the Department now funds 91 information centers for parents of students with disabilities. Every state has at least one Parent Training and Information Center, which assists parents as they work to ensure their children receive a free, appropriate public education as guaranteed by federal law.

Remembering Pioneering Activist Fred Fay

Remember the life and legacy of pioneering disability advocate Fred Fay, who passed away on August 20, 2011 in Concord, Massachusetts. AAPD Tribute page

Sources: National Council on Disability, American Association for Persons with Disabilities

Access Board Releases Rights-of-Way Guidelines for Public Comment

On July 26th the U.S. Access Board released for public comment proposed guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way. The deadline for comments is November 23, 2011.

SOUTHEAST ADA CENTER NEWS

Summary of Key Changes in Revised ADA Regulations

The Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional resources in the ADA National Network, has put together this summary of key changes about the revised and expanded regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Audio: Learn More about the Southeast ADA Center and Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University [Audio MP3]

Pamela Williamson, Project Director of the Southeast ADA Center, is featured in an “At Your Service” radio broadcast from the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GARRS), talking about the work of the Southeast ADA Center and the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. (MP3 file)

2011 Webinar Series for Business

A four-part webinar series for 2011 (February, April, June, and September) focused on sharing practical methods, experience, and success for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.

New Date!
(Note: Registration Closed. If you previously registered for this webinar - originally 9/15 - you are already registered.)

ADA Pipeline Newsletter (May 2011)

Available online is the latest issue of our ADA Pipeline (Volume 20, Number 1, 2011), a newsletter published two times per year by the Southeast ADA Center to share extensive information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability-related issues, and accessible technology to over 10,000 subscribers of the E-mail List for the Southeast ADA Center. Each issue is available online in four formats: Word, PDF, Text, and Large Print.

ADA Solutions for Every Audience

Did You Know?? The Southeast ADA Center website makes it easier to find ADA Solutions. Choose the category that best fits who you are or the information you are trying to find. If you need more help, please contact our staff at 1-800-949-4232 [voice/tty] or e-mail sedbtacproject@law.syr.edu.

Se habla Español. Llámenos de lunes - miércoles y pueden hablar con Amy Oliveras.

Facebook: Southeast ADA Center — Be Sure to Visit Us!

The Southeast ADA Center has a Facebook page. Be sure to visit it regularly to find out what we are doing.

You Tube Public Service Announcement (PSA) Series from the ADA National Network

This PSA Series from the ADA National Network - the leaders in providing information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - were created to celebrate the 20th ADA Anniversary on July 26, 2010.

Promising Directions: ADA In Action by Southeast U.S. State

Check out this popular resource that highlights examples of effective ADA implementation and support for improving access to technology for individuals with disabilities.

NEW! Olmstead Decision News

US Department of Justice Finds North Carolina's Reliance on Adult Care Homes as Housing for People with Mental Illness Is a Violation of the ADA

After an eight-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a letter of findings accusing the State of North Carolina of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by unnecessarily institutionalizing mental health patients instead of providing support in the community. The DOJ's investigation was prompted by a complaint filed in July 2010 by Disability Rights North Carolina, the state's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities.

Statement of the Department of Justice on Enforcement of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C.

Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone

A new website from the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to enforcement of the Supreme Court Decision in Olmstead v. L.C. (1999).

Justice Department Issues Technical Assistance Document on Enforcement of the Supreme Court Decision in Olmstead v. L.C.

This new technical assistance guide is created to assist individuals in understanding their rights and public entities in understanding their obligations under the ADA and Olmstead.(NEW June 22, 2011)

On Anniversary of Olmstead, Obama Administration Recommits to Assist Americans with Disabilities

President Obama talks about the 12th anniversary of the Olmstead court decision.

Olmstead Champion Meets the President

Sue Jamieson is an attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Mental Health and Disability Rights Unit. She was the lead attorney in the Supreme Court decision of Olmstead v. L.C. Twelve years later, Sue writes about this historic decision in the White House blog.

NEWS FROM AROUND THE SOUTHEAST REGION

MARTA Pilot Study Seeks Public Transit Riders in Atlanta

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is soliciting persons with disabilities to participate in a pilot study. Individuals from metro Atlanta who ride MARTA and who use different assistive technology devices or Smartphone applications in improving and educating their travels are encouraged to be a part of this study.

Accessible Transportation in Lee County, South Carolina Grows through Coalition Building

Easter Seals Project ACTION recently traveled to Lee County in South Carolina to help community advocates and service providers create accessible transportation solutions in a rural area.

Source: Easter Seals Project ACTION Blog

Age Rule Ends Special Athlete's Football Career

Brett Bowden will no longer be able to play football because of his age, and no exception is going to be made despite his incredible story.

Source: WWAYTV3.com, NC

Disability Rights NC: DHHS in a “Double Bind” (video)

A decade after North Carolina embarked on reforming its mental health system, the state finds itself on the verge of a lawsuit by U.S. Department of Justice. DOJ says the state is in violation of the ADA for housing mentally ill people in adult care homes that are not equipped to care for those individuals.

Source: The Progressive Pulse, NC

Two Deaf Students Sue Daytona State College

Two deaf Daytona State College students have filed a federal suit against the college, claiming they've been discriminated against by not being given the required services to achieve in classes. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Orlando, Florida states the college denied “effective communication” such as sign language, auxiliary aides and services for Laura Koschuk, 40, of DeLand and Suzanne Bergman, 47, of Ormond Beach. More information: Students Sue College for Failure to Provide Access.

Sources: Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL; National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Blog Post

Gay Couple, Ridgway Bar & Grill Settle HIV Discrimination Case out of Court

A gay Naples couple has settled a lawsuit alleging they were fired from their jobs at a popular Naples restaurant because they were HIV-positive.

Source: Naples Daily News, FL

Florida Takes Aim at Employment Barriers

Governor Rick Scott recently signed a bill and issued an executive order designed to remove employment barriers facing Floridians with mental and physical disabilities.

Source: HR.BLR.com

Instructor Hopes New School Can Provide Persons with Visual Impairment with Skills for Life

In Memphis, Tennessee, Jiang, a massage therapist, hopes to teach the art of massage to those with impaired vision. He has launched a nonprofit called Brightness Massage School for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

Source: The Commercial Appeal, TN

Survey Rates Local Eateries for Accessibility

Disability advocates in Knoxville, Tennessee, offer a new resource to help patrons find an accessible local restaurant.

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel, TN

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LEGAL & ENFORCEMENT UPDATES: ADA

NEW! Pepsi Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. agreed to pay $120,000 and implement preventive measures to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

NEW! J.A. Thomas & Associates Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

The Federal agency says a Tennessee newspaper fired a manager because of back injuries, refusing to provide reasonable accommodation.

EEOC Sues United Insurance Company of America for Disability Discrimination

A Chicago-based insurance company violated ADA law when it refused to hire an applicant at its office in Raleigh, North Carolina, because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit.

Starbucks to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Starbucks Coffee Company has agreed to pay $75,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The federal agency had charged Starbucks with unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to a barista with dwarfism at one of its El Paso, Texas stores and firing her because of her disability.

SITA Information Networking Computing USA Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

An Atlanta-based air transport communications company unlawfully discriminated against an employee because of her cancer surgery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed recently.

Law Student Takes Home a Win in Her Own Federal Case

A Vermont law school student is entering her final year, but she has already won one decision in Federal Court. Deanna Jones hopes to practice disability law in the future, but this case could play a huge role in whether or not that happens. (print story with video - no captions)

Sources: WCAX.com, VT; Fox News

White v. Interstate Distributor Company

Joseph White claims that his employer failed to reasonably accommodate him, and failed to engage in an appropriate interactive process with him, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 USC Sections 12101 to 12213, and the Tennessee Disability Act (TDA).

Source: Leagle.com

Tate v. NC Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Charlotte, Inc.

This is a North Carolina employment discrimination action in which Tate has filed claims against Pepsi for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; race discrimination under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. Section 1981; and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Source: Leagle.com

U.S. Attorneys Briefing Room Focuses on Civil Rights

Across the country, United States Attorneys' offices are partnering with the Civil Rights Division to protect civil rights. In August, the Executive Office of United States Attorneys is featuring Civil Rights enforcement on its website. The site includes information about recent cases, outreach efforts, and other important information about civil rights enforcement, including ADA enforcement. See the following entries under Civil Rights Prosecutions: Disability Rights.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

2010 Revised ADA Requirements for Service Animals | PDF (3 pages) Service Animals - ADA Requirements

This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Justice Department's new 2010 regulations.

Justice Department Releases Important Dates Regarding ADA 2010 Requirements

A new technical assistance document, entitled, “ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Effective Date, Compliance Date,” (and a PDF file - ADA 2010 Revised Requirements) has been posted on the Department of Justice ADA Home Page.

Final Regulations: EEOC Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) final regulations to implement the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) are now available. The Commission has released two Question-and-Answer documents about the regulations to aid the public and employers – including small business – in understanding the law and new regulations. The ADAAA regulations, accompanying Question and Answer documents and a fact sheet are available on the EEOC website.

Summary of Key Changes in Revised ADA Regulations

The Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional resources in the ADA National Network, has put together this summary of key changes about the revised and expanded regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Revised ADA Regulations Effective on March 15, 2011

Find answers to your questions:

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities When Educational Institutions Use Technology

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance through Dear Colleague Letters to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education along with a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology.

ADA Case Law - Legal Briefs from the Southeast ADA Center and BBI - Syracuse University

Search ADA Case Law by Topic, Court, and/or Audience and get additional Legal Resources.

Complete the Survey on Legal Briefs from the BBI Legal Team and Southeast ADA Center to help improve the quality and usefulness of our published legal briefs.

Web: sedbtac.org/legalissues.php

ADA Briefs from the U.S. Department of Justice

Settlement Agreements Posted to U.S. Department of Justice Website

Project Civic Access Settlement Agreements Posted to U.S. Department of Justice Website

Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter

The biweekly Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter is a free publication that summarizes the most current information available about disability law and policy, including events, press releases, court decisions, reports, and academic and news articles. Subscription required.

Source: Law, Health Policy & Disability Center

RESEARCH UPDATE

MARTA Pilot Study Seeks Public Transit Riders in Atlanta

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is soliciting persons with disabilities to participate in a pilot study. Individuals from metro Atlanta who ride MARTA and who use different assistive technology devices or Smartphone applications in improving and educating their travels are encouraged to be a part of this study.

FCC Releases Two Reports of Advisory Committees on Disabilities Issues [Word file]

The reports are: Closed Captioning of Video Programming Delivered Using Internet Protocol [PDF] and Emergency Calling for Persons with Disabilities: Survey Review and Analysis [PDF].

Report: State of Learning Disabilities: Facts, Trends and Indicators

The State of Learning Disabilities: Facts, Trends and Indicators provides a national and state-by-state snapshot of learning disabilities (LD) in the United States, and their impact on the ability of students and adults to achieve educational success and employment.

Sources: National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI)

Federal Government Not Complying with Web Site Accessibility Requirements, Study Indicates

A study published online in the journal Government Information Quarterly has found that of 100 Web sites operated by federal government agencies, over 90 percent do not comply with government accessibility guidelines and likely cannot be used by people who are blind or have other perceptual or motor disabilities. The study is entitled “Accessibility of U.S. federal government home pages: Section 508 compliance and site accessibility statements.”

Sources: National Federation of the Blind, Government Information Quarterly

Ready and Able

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has published a new study confirming that workers with disabilities meet or exceed the job performance of co-workers without disabilities. Read the report: Ready and Able: Addressing Labor Market Needs and Building Productive Careers for People with Disabilities Through Collaborative Approaches at http://www.dol.gov/odep/categories/workforce/workforce.htm#ready.

Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Research: Southeast ADA Center

On sedbtac.org, the Southeast ADA Center Research Team publishes information on its two priorities:

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS HIGHLIGHTS

People with Mobility Issues Can Now Be More Mobile

The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) announced the start of production for the “First Mobility Vehicle,” MV-1, the first and only factory-built and assembled vehicle which meets or exceeds the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The MV-1 will be available in either gasoline or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powertrains. Production of its fully certified vehicle has officially begun and deliveries to customers will begin by the end of September 2011.

Source: The Auto Channel

Report: Information Needs of Communities

The FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities issued a report in June which addressed the rapidly changing media landscape in a broadband age. Chapter 24 of the report focuses on the needs of persons with disabilities. Full Report (PDF 478 pages) | Chapter 24 (PDF 4 pages, 72 KB)

COAT Leaders Meet with FCC on Reinstatement of 21st CVAA

On August 9, COAT steering committee members met with staff from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and others in regard to reinstatement of video description rules, rules for advanced communications services and for TV internet captioning – all are part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (21st CVAA).

Source: Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)

Toys R Us to Bring Autism Therapy Robot to Masses

A fuzzy yellow robot initially used for autism therapy is going mainstream this fall, with Toys R Us marketing a consumer version known as “My Keepon,” for under $50.

Source: Disability Scoop

Hacking Autism

Hacking Autism uses technology to give people with autism a voice. The group will sponsor a “Hacking Autism Hackathon,” which will bring together software developers and autism specialists to develop and share touch-enabled applications and ideas for the autism community.

Soutce: hackingautism.org/submit.

Sensory-Friendly Entertainment Coming to Broadway

The Theatre Development Fund, which works to make theater accessible to all, said it will host an autism-friendly performance of Disney's “The Lion King” on Oct. 2 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre as part of a pilot initiative.

Source: Disability Scoop

Street Alarms for Deaf New Yorkers to Stay Despite Abuse

New York City cannot deactivate deaf-accessible street alarms, even though studies have shown those alarms are expensive, widely abused and ineffective, a federal judge ruled.

Source: Courthouse News Service

Wireless Communications System that Works When Cell Phones, Internet Are Down

Source: Fast Company.com

National Library Service (NLS) Offers Accessible Materials via the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress' NLS runs a free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. The library also has a special music collection for people who are blind.

Source: Library of Congress

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities When Educational Institutions Use Technology

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance through Dear Colleague Letters to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education along with a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology.

PUBLICATIONS, PROMISING DIRECTIONS & RESOURCES

Information to Help You Understand the New ADA Regulations

NEW! Department of Justice Publications Concerning the 2010 ADA Regulations

This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Justice Department's new 2010 regulations.

Summary of Key Changes in Revised ADA Regulations

The Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional resources in the ADA National Network, has put together this summary of key changes about the revised and expanded regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Revised Final Title II Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services | PDF - Final Title II Rule

This document contains the following: (1) supplementary information (the preamble to the revised regulation); (2) the Title II regulation updated to reflect the 2010 revisions and the technical corrections (published March 11, 2011) which became effective on March 15, 2011; (3) guidance on the revised regulatory provisions; and (4) guidance on the original 1991 Title II regulation.

Revised Final Title III Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities | PDF : Final Title III Rule

This document contains the following: (1) supplementary information (the preamble to the revised regulation); (2) the Title III regulation updated to reflect the 2010 revisions and the technical corrections (published March 11, 2011) which became effective on March 15, 2011; (3) guidance on the revised regulatory provisions; and (4) guidance on the original 1991 Title III regulation.

Memorandum to Federal Agency Civil Rights Directors and General Counsels concerning use of the 2010 ADA Standards under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an alternative accessibility standard

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Compliance with the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design is permitted as of September 15, 2010, but not required until March 15, 2012.

ADA Primer for Small Business (Revised)

An illustrated guide to help small businesses understand the new and updated requirements of the revised ADA regulations. (Updated March 16, 2011)

Source: Department of Justice

Final Regulations: EEOC Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) final regulations to implement the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) are now available. The Commission has released two Question-and-Answer documents about the regulations to aid the public and employers – including small business – in understanding the law and new regulations. The ADAAA regulations, accompanying Question and Answer documents and a fact sheet are available on the EEOC website.

MORE NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW! Three New Publications from National Technical Assistance and Research (NTAR) Leadership Center

Founded in 2007 under a grant/contract with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the NTAR Leadership Center's mission is to build capacity and leadership at the federal, state, and local levels to enable change across workforce development and disability-specific systems that will increase employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities.

Source: ODEP

New Web Page Dedicated to Fighting HIV/AIDS Discrimination from the Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has created a new page on its website dedicated to fighting discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS. The web address is www.ada.gov/AIDS. A BLOG page has also been added at justice.gov.

Increasing Disability Employment in the Federal Government: A Toolkit for Federal Agencies on Implementing Executive Order 13548

Produced by ODEP, this new online toolkit is designed to increase the hiring of job candidates with disabilities in the federal government.

Resources Supporting Public Transportation for Youth with Disabilities

Easter Seals Project ACTION offers resources specifically designed to facilitate the use of public transportation for students and young adults with disabilities when they are traveling in their communities. Visit the Initiatives page to download these and other publications in several formats:

Source: Easter Seals Project ACTION

NEWSLETTERS & OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

ADA Pipeline Newsletter (May 2011)

The new issue of the ADA Pipeline (Volume 20, Number 1, 2011) is posted. The ADA Pipeline newsletter is published two times per year by the Southeast ADA Center to share extensive information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability-related issues, and accessible technology to over 10,000 subscribers of our E-mail List. Each issue is available online in four formats: Word, PDF, Text, and Large Print.

Source: sedbtac.org/pipeline.php#h192

Enforcing the ADA: A Status Report from the Department of Justice

Campaign for Disability Employment Outreach Tool Kit

The Campaign for Disability Employment, a collaborative of leading disability and business organizations funded by ODEP, recently unveiled a series of new products designed to promote the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities and dispel negative stereotypes about disability and employment. The new products include posters and discussion guides to accompany the Campaign's “I Can” public service announcement (PSA). The discussion guides and posters, as well as other outreach tools, can be ordered free of charge on the Campaign's website.

Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

ADA Technical Assistance: Topic Guides on ADA Transportation

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of Topic Guides on ADA Transportation that brings together the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the U.S. Department of Transportation's ADA regulations, FTA determinations, and operational practices that comply with the ADA. Each Topic Guide is available as a webpage (HTML), a PDF file, and a plain Text file - Topics include:

  1. Equipment Maintenance
  2. Stop Announcement and Route Identification
  3. Eligibility for ADA Paratransit
  4. Telephone Hold Time in ADA Paratransit
  5. Origin to Destination Service in ADA Paratransit
  6. On-Time Performance in ADA Paratransit
  7. No-Shows in ADA Paratransit

The Topic Guides are funded by the FTA and developed by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and TranSystems Corporation.

Source: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

Disability Rights Online News: Issue 43 (July 2011)

A bi-monthly newsletter update from the Department of Justice about the Civil Rights Division's activities in the area of disability rights.

Business Sense Newsletter - August 2011

Monthly newsletter from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. This month's topic is: "Merging Diversity and Disability Into Business Opportunity."

Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Access Currents – Volume 17, No. 4, (July - August 2011)

A bi-monthly newsletter from the U.S. Access Board is now available in HTML format.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) E-News – Volume 9, Issue 3, Third Quarter, 2011

The JAN E-News is a quarterly online newsletter of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).

Great Lakes ADA Center Accessible Technology Bulletin (Quarterly)

The Great Lakes ADA Center is part of the ADA National Network. The July - September 2011 issue is now posted.

Resource Lists on ADA-related topics

Various resource lists are available in Word and Text formats from the Southeast ADA Center. Topics of interest, include: Employment-Related and ADA Definitions, Federal Employment and Disability, ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), the Olmstead Decision, Voting Rights, Arts Facilities & Museums and more.

For more materials: Publications List, Publications on ADA, and Promising Directions: ADA In Action.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

NEW! Access Board Releases Rights-of-Way Guidelines for Public Comment

On July 26th the U.S. Access Board released for public comment proposed guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way. These guidelines will address access to sidewalks, street crossings, and other components of pedestrian networks for people with disabilities, including those with vision impairments. The deadline for comments is November 23, 2011.

Fair Housing FIRST

The Fair Housing FIRST project is back in operation to answer your Fair Housing Act questions. There will be a training calendar posted in the next few months.

Statement of the Department of Justice on Enforcement of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C.

The Department of Justice has created this technical assistance guide to assist individuals in understanding their rights under Title II of the ADA and its integration mandate, and to assist state and local governments in complying with the ADA.

Revised Final Title II Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services | PDF: Final Title II Rule Nondiscrimination in Government Services

This document contains the following: (1) supplementary information (the preamble to the revised regulation); (2) the Title II regulation updated to reflect the 2010 revisions and the technical corrections (published March 11, 2011) which became effective on March 15, 2011; (3) guidance on the revised regulatory provisions; and (4) guidance on the original 1991 Title II regulation.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Revised Final Title III Rule: A Compilation of Regulatory Provisions and Guidance -- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities | PDF: Final Title II Rule Nondiscrimination by Public Accommodations & in Commercial

This document contains the following: (1) supplementary information (the preamble to the revised regulation); (2) the Title III regulation updated to reflect the 2010 revisions and the technical corrections (published March 11, 2011) which became effective on March 15, 2011; (3) guidance on the revised regulatory provisions; and (4) guidance on the original 1991 Title III regulation.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Memorandum to Federal Agency Civil Rights Directors and General Counsels concerning use of the 2010 ADA Standards under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an alternative accessibility standard

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

BOOKMARK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

VA Paralympic Program Office Launches Website for Disabled Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials have launched a Paralympic Program website as part of the VA's ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled veterans through participation in adaptive sports.

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

NEW! 2011 Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

For nearly 20 years, the annual Toys R Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids has been an easy-to-use resource featuring specially selected toys that encourage play for children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. This free resource focuses on each child's individual needs and offers qualified toy recommendations based on research from the National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit organization that evaluates all of the toys featured in the Guide.

Source: Toys R Us

Fair Housing FIRST

The Fair Housing FIRST project is back in operation to answer your Fair Housing Act questions. There will be a training calendar posted in the next few months.

BUSINESS CONNECTION

Webinar Series for Business in 2011

A four-part webinar series in 2011 (February, April, June, September) focused on leading practices that advance disability inclusion within business.

New Date! (If you have already registered for this webinar, you do not need to re-register.)

Strategies for Including People with Disabilities in the Green Jobs Talent Pipeline

ODEP and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored a roundtable with national leaders and representatives from workforce development; disability employment; green jobs; organized labor; employers; postsecondary education; veterans; and federal, state and local government. The goal of the roundtable was to develop strategies and resources for including people with disabilities in the green jobs' talent pipeline. Roundtable Proceedings (PDF) | Resource Guide (PDF)

Worksupport.com, the Website of the VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

Real Economic Impact, the blog of the National Disability Institute, is featured the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)'s website. The website, Worksupport.com, showcases several of VCU RRTC's research activities which include Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) & Career Advancement, Business Mentoring, and Disability Management Practices. Insights learned from the Center's research activities are incorporated into the materials showcased on the Resources section of their website, which provides information to help facilitate employment and job retention for people with disabilities.

2011 Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

This database is now available to help federal and private-sector employers recruit workers with disabilities. Federal officials can register and search for candidates who meet their hiring needs. Private-sector employers can search the program's database through the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) or by calling 866-327-6669.

Sources: Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), Earnworks.com

Responding to Mental Illness in Your Workforce: Following the Law

In Part 2 of a series, examine how employers can address mental illness in the workplace while following the spirit and word of the law.

Source: PsychCentral.com (blog)

For ADA, What's an Essential Job Function?

Did an Alabama employer violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to offer a reasonable accommodation to a fire investigator who developed a heart condition?

Source: HR-BLR.com

Strategies for Managing Disabled Physicians

The ADA does not attempt to give persons who have disabilities priority over those who do not; rather, it aims to ensure that individuals are judged on their qualifications.

Source: Health Leaders Media.com

Employers Turn to Tests to Weed out Job Seekers

Pre-employment tests are being used by companies inundated with resumes in this tough job market as a way to prune the endless job applications they get via job boards and their own sites. But these assessments may also be used to weed out job seekers with mental disabilities, and that's a legal no-no.

Source: MSNBC.com

Firms Struggle to Comply with ADA Leave Rules

Vague guidelines that require employers to consider leave requests under the ADA on a case-by-case basis are causing considerable problems for employers, who are trying to comply with the law while still effectively running their businesses.

Source: ?Business Insurance.com

Business Sense Newsletter - August 2011

Monthly newsletter from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. This month's topic is: "Merging Diversity and Disability Into Business Opportunity."

Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Accommodating People with Cognitive Disabilities in the Workplace

Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago, this free, online workshop provides an enhanced understanding of people with cognitive disabilities and provides tools that can be applied in the workplace when addressing accommodations for people with cognitive disabilities.

Sources: Great Lakes ADA Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago

Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter

The biweekly Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter is a free publication that summarizes the most current information available about disability law and policy, including events, press releases, court decisions, reports, and academic and news articles. Subscription required.

Source: Law, Health Policy & Disability Center

ADA Legal Updates & Issues

Search ADA Case Law by Topic, Court, and/or Audience and get additional Legal Resources including the following:

Web: sedbtac.org/legalissues.php

ADA Document Portal

Web: www.adaportal.org

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Player with Down Syndrome Kicked off Team by Rigid Age Limit

Source: Yahoo.com (blog)

Athlete Swimming to Greatness after Paralysis

Mallory Weggemann set American para-swimming records a year after she became paralyzed. She now holds 15 world records.

Source: CNN.com

Michael Phelps Becomes Special Olympics' Newest Global Ambassador

Special Olympics announced a new partnership with the Michael Phelps Foundation and appointed the international swimming legend as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. The Foundation will develop an international pilot program that will bring water safety, recreational aquatic activities, and health, wellness and goal-setting instruction to Special Olympic athletes across six continents.

Source: Special Olympics

Teen Wins Award for Developing Inclusive Cheerleading Program

Source: American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Boy's Book Helps Raise Money for Seizure Dog

Evan Moss, age 7, wrote 'My Seizure Dog,' which has earned enough in donations to help buy a service dog for himself and four more kids.

Source: MSNBC.com

Travel with Kids with Disabilities is a Challenge Worth the Effort

Families may have to make extra phone calls to ensure there's an accessible subway or hotel room, but that hasn't stopped them from vacationing all over the world.
Source: CNN.com

American Man to Sail around the World Alone

Veteran sailor Dennis Howard, who is legally blind, plans to sail around the world alone.

Source: CNN.com

The Challenges & Rewards of Disability Disclosure

An intern at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) Center for Workforce Development (CWD) blogs about his experiences disclosing information about his disability.

Source: The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (Blog)

Rights of [Persons with Disabilities] Affirmed

Source: The Epoch Times

'Parenthood' TV show Honored for Asperger's Storyline

The NBC show 'Parenthood' is being recognized by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-backed initiative for addressing an important public health issue, Asperger's Syndrome, on television.

Source: Disability Scoop

STATISTICS YOU CAN USE

DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics Publishes “Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics – 2010”

Using data collected under ODEP sponsorship, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a summary report of the labor force characteristics of persons with a disability in 2010.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Poll Results: Disabled Veterans Lag in Hiring

A recent poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University's ILR School found that a majority (67%) of HR professionals have included veterans in their organization's diversity plan or policy during the past 12 months. However, only 17% of HR professionals said their organization hired a veteran who disclosed a disability either before or after time of hire.

Source: HR.BLR.com

August 2011 Disability Employment Statistics Released

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kessler Foundation/NOD Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities [PDF]

Now available in PDF format. More information on NOD Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities.

2010 Disability Statistics Compendium

This 2010 collection of survey data and administrative records related to people with disabilities offers statistics to support research related to policy improvements, program administration, service delivery and protection of civil rights.

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC)

NOTABLE QUOTABLES

Find Notable Quotables for use in your speeches and presentations.

“What the ADA does is attempt to ensure that you do not make employment decisions based on fear, ignorance, prejudice, or assumptions.”

- Robert Silverstein, Esq., principal attorney at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, in Washington, DC.
Strategies for Managing Disabled Physicians


TRAINING EVENTS & TOOLS

ADA National Network offers exciting Online Training Opportunities!

TRAINING: AUDIOCONFERENCES & WEBCASTS

ADA Audio Conference Series 2010-2011 from the ADA National Network

Each session is 90 minutes and held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern).

Contact for more information:
ADA National Network - Great Lakes ADA Center
Phone: (312) 996-1174 [voice/tty] • Email: gldbtac@uic.edu

Source: ada-audio.org

Legal Issues Webinar Series: Employment and the ADA

Each session is 90 minutes and held from 2:00-3:30 p.m.(Eastern).

Web: www.ada-audio.org/Webinar/ADALegal

Accessibility Online Webinar Series

The Access Board and ADA National Network partner to conduct this webinar series – Learn about the work of the Access Board, its guidelines and standards, and accessible design through monthly webinars and audio conferences, which also provide an opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs).

Contact for more information:
ADA National Network - Great Lakes ADA Center
Phone: (877) 232-1990 [voice/tty] • Email: gldbtac@uic.edu

Source: www.accessibilityonline.org

Accessible Technology On-line Seminar Series

A free online series especially geared for businesses. Each session is 60 minutes and held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Web: www.ada-audio.org/Webinar/AccessibleTechnology

Webinar Series for Business in 2011

A four-part webinar series focused on leading practices that advance disability inclusion within business.
Time: 1:30-3:00pm Eastern

Final Webinar in Series

Archived past webinars

Supported by: The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) - Southeast in partnership with: ADA National Network; American Association of Peoples with Disabilities (AAPD); Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation – National Employment Team (CSAVR-NET); and US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®).
Web: sedbtac.org/webinars/index.php

Topic Guides on ADA Transportation Webinar Series

The ADA National Network offers seven-session webinar series covering the "Topic Guides on ADA Transportation," which bring together the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Department of Transportation ADA regulations, FTA determinations, and best operational practices for ADA compliance, as well as draw information from many other sources.

The Topic Guides are funded by the Federal Transit Administration to provide technical assistance on transportation to transit agencies, riders, and advocates — download the Topic Guides on ADA Transportation that were developed by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and TranSystems Corporation. The webinar series is coordinated by Great Lakes ADA Center and Southwest ADA Center in collaboration with Project Action and DREDF.

Topics - Archives Available:

Cost: Free

Presenter(s): Marilyn Golden, DREDF Policy Analyst and invited guest speakers.

Method of Delivery: Sessions are presented via a fully accessible webinar platform. Instructions for connecting to the program are provided .

Web: www.adaconferences.org
Source for Guides: www.dredf.org/ADAtg/index.shtml

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Webcasts Series

JAN Webcasts are available at no cost. Topics include: disability etiquette, assistive technology, management techniques, and the latest on accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Web: askjan.org/webcast/index.htm

Webcasts from Disability Law Resource Project

Web: www.dlrp.org/html/Training/webcasts.html

Webinar Transcript: Universal Design and Workforce Development Professional Competencies [PDF]

Explore the skills, habits, and knowledge required by staff to serve a diverse range of businesses and career seekers, especially persons with disabilities. The archive of this webinar, including recording, Microsoft Powerpoint, and transcript, are available from NTAR Webinars webpage.

Web: www.ntarcenter.org/content/webinars

Home for All Americans: United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Fall Forum 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011
Host: National Association of Home Builders
Watch the program online at www.ucp.org at 6:30 p.m., Eastern Time
Description: This expert panel will bring together leaders involved in architecture, design, construction and technology, as well as leaders in the disability field, to explore available and emerging technologies, design options and building methods. For updates, to RSVP and to learn more about the program and panelists visit: ucp.org/fallforum.

TRAINING: COURSES & TUTORIALS ON THE WEB

$FREE Webcourses (3) and CEU/CRCC credit offered by ADA National Network

Web: adacourse.org/courses.php

Disability Rights Course

Produced by the New England ADA Center, this free, self-paced web course (available 24/7) provides an overview of disability rights laws. The course takes approximately two hours and includes real life scenarios, quizzes and a final exam.

Web: www.DisabilityRightsCourse.org

ADA – Workplace Accommodations Online Seminar/Course

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center of Virginia Commonwealth University has created a free, self-paced, online seminar/course on workplace personal assistance services (WPAS). Many aspects of WPAS are examined including assistive technology, self-employment, funding and employers' perspectives.

Web: worksupport.com/training/webcourses/pas.cfm

Accommodating People with Cognitive Disabilities in the Workplace Webcourse

Cost: Free (Registration required).
Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago, this online workshop provides an enhanced understanding of people with cognitive disabilities, makes sense of the ADA and legal responsibilities related to people with cognitive disabilities, and provides tools that can be applied in the workplace when addressing accommodations for people with cognitive disabilities.

Web: www.adagreatlakes.org/Presentations/CognitiveDisabilities/slides.asp

Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities Webcourse

An online course developed by the U.S. Department of Justice that explains how the ADA applies to businesses. Putting these lessons into practice will allow you to comply with the ADA and welcome a whole new group of customers to purchase your goods, products, and services.

Web: www.ada.gov/reachingout/intro1.htm

TRAINING: VIDEOS, PODCASTS, PSAs, & MEDIA

What Can You Do? Campaign Launches Spanish Version

The Campaign for Disability Employment launches a Spanish micro website (¿Usted que puede hacer?) and the "Yo Puedo" Public Service Announcement (PSA). Find disability employment related resources in Spanish and watch the "I Can" PSA - "Yo Puedo" - in Spanish. The video (TV) and radio PSAs are available in English and Spanish. Download broadcast quality PSAs for What Can You Do? Campaign.

Web: www.ustedquepuedehacer.org; www.plowsharegroup.com/media_downloads/cde.php

You Tube ADA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Series from the ADA National Network

Share these PSAs from the ADA National Network - the leaders in providing information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  1. I Am – ADA Public Service Announcement #1
  2. You're Hired – ADA Public Service Announcement #2
  3. Where's Brett? – ADA Public Service Announcement #3
  4. Service Animals Are Welcome – ADA Public Service Announcement #4
  5. Good Morning Class – ADA Public Service Announcement #5
  6. Day in Student Life – ADA Public Service Announcement #6
Web: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrukJTUmc_A

Ten Employment Myths: Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act [Video]

This 17-minute video for employers uses a question-and-answer format to explain the ADA in common sense terms and refute unfounded misconceptions and fears that many employers may have about hiring people with disabilities. The new video and other ADA accessible streaming videos are available at the ADA Video Gallery.

Self-Advocacy for High School Students with Disabilities [Podcast]

The Disability Law Lowdown (DLL) has posted a podcast (February 11, 2010) about self-advocacy for high school students with disabilities. Jacquie Brennan discusses a new information sheet published by the Pacer Center (www.pacer.org) that provides valuable information for high school students about how to plan for their future by taking an active role in IEP meetings and transition planning, whether the transition is to employment, post-secondary education, or independent living. It is important that students learn to advocate for themselves so that goals are set and plans are made that include their own desires and needs. The DLL is a project of ADA National Network that is a free podcast series available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. To subscribe or listen to archived podcasts, visit Podcast Series: DisabilityLawLowdown.com.

Disability Law Lowdown Podcast Series

The Disability Law Lowdown Podcasts are back online with new host, Lex Frieden, from the Southwest ADA Center (ILRU). Topics will include talking about the international aspect of disability and disability rights, and the new regulations from the Department of Justice and the Access Board. Be sure to subscribe to the free series of podcasts on disability-related topics from the ADA National Network. There are three different podcast series available for downloading: English, Spanish (Español), and American Sign Language (ASL). The podcasts cover a wide variety of topics, and each podcast is archived, including show notes and a full text transcript. Past topics in the Disability Law Lowdown Podcasts Series include:

Source: english.disabilitylawlowdown.com/

ASL Video Podcast Series: Disability Law Lowdown

Bi-weekly videos on disability law delivered with American Sign Language (ASL), captioning, voice-over, and transcripts. Subscribe via web or iTunes.

Web: dll-asl.ada-podcast.org/

Succeeding in College and Work: Students with Disabilities Tell Their Stories [Video]

College students with disabilities share strategies they use to succeed in staying in school, graduate and land jobs. Use these closed-captioned videos as part of a training (each video is 7-9 minutes) and share them with other students and professionals. Watch the videos online at the New England ADA Center website or request a DVD via email adainfo@newenglandada.org.

Web: adaptiveenvironments.org/neada/site/student_videos

TRAINING: ON-SITE CONFERENCES & EVENTS

USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo 2011

October 16 -19, 2011 ~ Louisville, Kentucky

The USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo is the preeminent national employer-to-employer event that taps into the vast economic potential of people with disabilities. This conference brings corporate, government, disability-owned businesses and BLN affiliates together to create workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are fully included as professionals, customers and entrepreneurs.

Web: www.usblnannualconference.org

Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities Conference

December 7 - 9, 2011 ~ Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland
This is the largest national conference focused entirely on the employment of individuals with disabilities in the federal sector. Early registration fee is $450 until September 30th.

Web: www.silverstarconsulting.com/perspectives

Alliance for Full Participation Summit 2011: “Real Jobs – It's Everyone's Business”

November 17-19, 2011 ~ Washington, DC
Over 1500 attendees will work together to plan, organize and share best practices that will lead to a substantial increase in the number of people with developmental disabilities in integrated employment.

Web: www.allianceforfullparticipation.org/summit-2011

Want More Training?

Check out Training & Events Calendar for the most current ADA and disability-related events in the Southeast Region and across the United States.

TRAINING TOOLS

ADA Training Resources:
Your One-Stop for Courses, Events & Tools on Americans with Disabilities Act

Search a wealth of ADA training materials, including case studies, courses, handouts, case law updates, statistics, quotes, and solutions for specific audiences.

Web: adacourse.org

ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments

A publication from the Department of Justice, includes the latest chapter on: Emergency Management for State and Local Governments.

Web: ada.gov/pcatoolkit/toolkitmain.htm

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Wishing you success in your ADA activities from your Southeast ADA Center!


Credits & Acknowledgements

Principal Investigator: Peter Blanck, J.D., Ph.D.

Project Director:
Pamela Williamson
Assistant Director:
L. Elaine Sutton Mbionwu
Director - Knowledge Translation:
Sally Weiss
Distance Learning Coordinator:

Cheri Hofmann
Materials Development/Support:
Mary Morder

Technical Assistance:
Rebecca Williams
Director of Research:
Meera Adya, J.D., Ph.D.
Legal/Case Law:
William Myhill, J.D
Business Leadership Council:
Michael Morris, J.D.
Web/Instructional Design:

Marsha Schwanke

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