News & Events

  • The ADA at Thirty Years-Old

    July

    Presenters (English stream): Joe Zesski, Jennifer Perry, Chris Sweet, Northeast ADA Center

    Presenter (Spanish stream): Yessica Guardiola, Northeast ADA Puerto Rico affiliate

    On July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. This landmark law was the first of its kind in the country to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in employment and in accessing state and local government programs and activities as well as access to the goods and services of businesses. In this webinar, Northeast ADA staff will reflect on the ADA, its history, and its impact so far on our community and the lives of people with disabilities. It will also highlight areas where there is still work to be done on implementing the ADA. Questions about the ADA and its anniversary are encouraged. This webinar will be presented in English by members of the Northeast ADA technical assistance team and in a separate but simultaneous Spanish stream by Yessica Guardiola of Movimiento para el Alcance de Vida Independiente (MAVI), the Northeast ADA's Puerto Rico affiliate.

    To register go to: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=7877

    Presented By: Joe Zesski, Jennifer Perry, Chris Sweet & Yessica Guardiola

    07/29/2020 12:00 PM through 07/29/2020 01:00 PM


  • Seeking Older adults and/or People with Disabilities for Survey on Changes in Travel Behavior During COVID-19

    The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo is interested in learning about changes in your travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The survey is open to any individuals who are aged 65 and older and/or adults with disabilities. We encourage you to take the survey yourself and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. The survey will be open until October 15, 2020. As an incentive for taking our survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

    To participate in this research, please click on the following link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/covid-travel-change

    If you have any questions regarding this research, please feel free to contact Jimin Choi at (716) 829-5712 or jchoi32@buffalo.edu.


  • Free Webinar-Back to School and Virtual Accessibility

    Presenter: Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    12-1 PM ET

    Virtual learning has become commonplace since the start of COVID-19. This has presented challenges and opportunities. In the move to more and more remote learning for K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities, ensuring an equal opportunity for students with disabilities to access and participate in the education process is critical. This webinar will provide a basic overview of the legal need for online accessibility in the education setting, review key elements in accessible online learning, and discuss how schools and educators can address planning for an accessible online classroom. To register go to: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=7896


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed September 7th!

    Please note that on Monday, September 7th, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed for a federal holiday. The hotline will reopen the following day at 8:30am on September 8th. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website: http://northeastada.org/resources


  • Free Webinar-Back to School and Virtual Accessibility

    Presenter: Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    12-1 PM ET

    Virtual learning has become commonplace since the start of COVID-19. This has presented challenges and opportunities. In the move to more and more remote learning for K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities, ensuring an equal opportunity for students with disabilities to access and participate in the education process is critical. This webinar will provide a basic overview of the legal need for online accessibility in the education setting, review key elements in accessible online learning, and discuss how schools and educators can address planning for an accessible online classroom. To register go to: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=7896


  • Did you know the Northeast ADA Center is on social media? You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow us on social media and be the first to learn about disability-related news, hear about the research we are doing, and check out exciting projects like our infographics.  Like, follow, and connect with us to keep in touch!


  • Free Webinar! Planning for Pedestrians with Disabilities: ADA Transition Plans

    Planning for pedestrians with disabilities: Sharing successes and gaps from ADA Transition Plans around the U.S.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Local governments are required to develop an ADA transition plan to identify barriers with sidewalks and intersections, and plan for how to remove barriers so that they are easier to use for people with disabilities. A recent study from the UIC Great Lakes ADA Center showed that many communities do not have transition plans for sidewalks and intersections and that the quality of most plans was low. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight ways to improve ADA transition plans and share successful practices gathered from ADA coordinators with high quality plans. The presentation will also discuss ways that people with disabilities may become involved in ADA transition planning and help to make their communities more accessible. Participants will have time to ask questions of the session speakers.

    To register, please go to : https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110844


  • Small Business at Work: A toolkit to help small businesses leverage the talents of people with disabilities

    It's been said many times: Small businesses are the backbone of America. They contribute well over half the money and jobs that fuel our economy. They are hotbeds of innovation and new product development. They provide valuable support to your local communities. And they employ about half of all people currently working in the United States. As a small business, your business, your jobs, and your contribution matter not just to you but to all of us. Research conducted by the Northeast ADA Center investigated what small employers need to know about the implementation of Title I of the ADA. This research resulted in our Small Business at Work Toolkit. This toolkit provides curated information and essential resources about how (and why!) small businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities. You'll find easy-to-understand, practical advice, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Instead of searching the Internet for whatever article may appear first, we hope you'll come visit our toolkit.

    https://smallbusinessatwork.org/


  • Happy 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)!  The ADA was a landmark law in securing rights to equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities. To learn more about how the ADA National Network is celebrating 30 years of the ADA and to find out how to be involved, visit:  http://www.adaanniversary.org/

    For questions regarding rights and responsibilities under the ADA and/or other disability issues, call us toll-free at 1-800-949-4232, or email us at northeastada@cornell.edu.