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Jun 6 2024

Title II – Accessibility for State and Local Government Funded Facilities

11:30am - 1:30pm

Description The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has five “Titles”, that provide different protections for people with disabilities. Title II of the ADA specifically covers Public Services provided by any state or local government. As a tax funded entity, there are more accessibility requirements than expected of private entities or businesses. Access Board Accessibility Specialists...

Jun 9 2024

2024 National ADA Symposium: June 9-12

8:00am - 4:00pm Hilton Minneapolis

The National ADA Symposium has earned the reputation as the most comprehensive conference available on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws. The National ADA Symposium-Minneapolis will offer 93 sessions on a wide range of topics presented by nationally recognized experts on the ADA and disability issues.  We're excited at the range and...

Jun 13 2024

Self-Evaluation Part I

11:30am - 1:00pm

People with disabilities often face barriers to participation. Through the self-evaluation and transition process, municipalities have an opportunity to uncover and fix barriers. This training will walk through these processes. Other Accommodations: Accommodations provided upon request. From the Sponsor: Region 1 - New England ADA Center, Audience: Architects/Contractors, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government,...

Jun 14 2024

Self-Evaluation Part II

6:00am - 7:30am

Description: Self-Evaluation Part II Per the ADA, people with disabilities have the right to participate in all programs, services, and activities, but often face barriers to participation. Through the self-evaluation and transition process, municipalities have an opportunity to uncover and fix barriers. This training will walk through these processes. The evaluation of programs and facilities,...

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$343 million awarded to improve transit stations accessibility

Posted on May 28, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded  $343 million in federal funding to help eight transit systems make their rail stations more accessible as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The upgrades will include installing elevators, making platforms for level boarding, improving signage, and improving visual and audio systems....
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New webinar to help improve accessibility of public school buildings

Posted on May 24, 2024

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights have a new webinar on YouTube,  Accessible Public Schools. It covers ways school districts can increase accessibility of their school buildings and facilities for students and teachers with disabilities. The Justice Department worked with the Department of Education to develop...
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U.S. Access Board signs agreement with disability and technology partners about artificial intelligence

Posted on May 23, 2024

The U.S. Access Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Association of People with Disabilities and the Center for Democracy & Technology to make sure the disability community is involved in activities related to Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI can increase accessibility, but it can also create barriers for people with disabilities. The...

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