News & Events

  • Northeast ADA Center Closed January 17
    The Northeast ADA Center and technical assistance services will be closed on January 17.  The center will open again on January 18. Please note that our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

  • January 4 is World Braille Day

    World Braille Day on January 4th celebrates the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of braille, who created the system when he was fifteen years old. World Braille Day is a reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Thank you for all of your work to ensure that people with disabilities are included in their communities! We hope you will continue to be leaders in your communities and organizations.

    Happy Holidays from all of us at YTI and the Northeast ADA Center.

    We hope you enjoy our ecard!

    Wendy Strobel Gower
    Northeast ADA Center

  • Northeast ADA Center Holiday Closing

    Season's Greetings from the Northeast ADA Center! Please note that our Cornell offices will be closed from 4:30pm ET Thursday, December 23, 2021 until 8:30am ET Monday, January 3, 2022. The Cornell based Northeast ADA Center staff will be unavailable; however, our Technical Assistance email will operate and be staffed on a limited basis during this time. When we are open, we will be happy to return any phone messages or online TA requests you may have submitted during our closing. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience regarding any potential delays in our response time to technical assistance, training, or materials requests.

  • Free Webinar - Accessible Technology on Smartphones and Tablets for Users that are Blind and Low Vision

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    2-3:30 p.m. EST

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Join us for the first of two sessions highlighting accessible technology on smartphones and tablets for persons with disabilities. In this session our speakers will highlight mobile apps used by persons who are blind or have low vision. The session will include apps used for way finding, social media and more. The session will also explore built-in accessibility features of iOS and Android operating platforms. There will be time following the presentation for questions.

    Register here

  • Free Webinar - What's the Question?

    December 6, 2021, 1-2 p.m. ET

    Presenters: Christopher Sweet, Technical Assistant and Outreach Specialist; Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist; Joe Zesski, Program Manager, Northeast ADA

    The Northeast ADA receives questions and concerns from the public about the ADA, its enforcement, and its application through its free technical assistance line, trainings, and website. Join the Northeast ADA's December 6 webinar which will feature some of the most common and also most challenging questions addressed by the Northeast ADA Technical Assistance (TA) team. We are soliciting any questions that you would like to ask and hope that you will join us for this wide ranging webinar that will touch on service animals, physical design, and digital accessibility as well as other ADA issues. This presentation is for those who have an interest in multiple areas of the ADA.

    Register here

  • Northeast ADA Center Closed November 25 and 26!

    Please note that on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed. The hotline will reopen the following Monday at 8:30 a.m. on November 29. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website.

  • Looking Back: The Northeast ADA Review of 2021


    Join Christopher Sweet and Jennifer Perry of the Northeast ADA Center as they review what happened related to the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as the Northeast ADA Center in 2021. They will share updates from the Northeast ADA including new projects, who contacted the center most often during the year, and what were the most frequently asked about ADA topics. Then, Chris and Jen will cover items of note related to ADA enforcement activity by federal agencies, new technical assistance materials, and other developments impacting the rights of individuals under the ADA.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration link

    Presented By: Chris Sweet & Jennifer Perry

    01/26/2022 01:00 PM through 01/26/2022 02:00 PM