2024 Americans with Disabilities Act Virtual Conference hosted by the Pacific ADA Center - February 27-28. Learn more

CASp Exam Preparation Course - January 8 -11. Register here 
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Events (Times listed are Pacific Time)

Dec 6 2023

Providing Decision-Making Support for Youth with I/DD Making Health Care Transitions

1:00pm - 3:00pm

This is the fourth session in a 4-part series for parents on supporting youth and young adults with IDD with decision-making. Featured speakers will include content experts from the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice as well as youth with IDD, who will share their expertise and/or lived experience in alternatives to guardianship and supported...

Dec 7 2023

Emergency Transportable Housing

11:30am - 1:00pm

When a disaster strikes, survivors may need to relocate to emergency housing, including travel trailers, park models, manufactured housing, or other factory-built housing. It is crucial that disaster survivors with disabilities have access to these services as required under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ABA Accessibility Guidelines ensure...

Dec 12 2023

Artificial Intelligence and the ADA: Understanding How Employment Discrimination May Occur . . . And How to Avoid It

11:00am - 12:30pm

Artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the design of software and use of algorithms, is changing how employers evaluate applicants and employees. While such technological advances offer certain advantages, they also may result in discrimination against qualified applicants and employees with a wide range of disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. While...

Dec 14 2023

Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Denver City’s Rocky Road Toward Ensuring Access for All

11:00am - 12:30pm

During this session, participants will learn from the staff of the Denver Division of Disability Rights about their work towards making Red Rocks Amphitheatre accessible for all. They will discuss the history of Red Rocks, the obvious accessibility barriers, and how the city has worked with the disability community to come up with creative and...

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Smithsonian improves online features to make things easier to access

Posted on November 22, 2023

The Smithsonian is using technology to improve museums and the resources people have access to. The goal is for everyone, no matter where they are, to get a better understanding of the changing world. New software will make things better for visitors, donors, volunteers, and others who deal with the Smithsonian. The aim is to...
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L.A. Metro gets praised for a program that helps seniors with transportation

Posted on November 22, 2023

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a program called the "On the Move Riders Program." It received the Spirit of Accessibility Award for helping seniors with transportation. The program teaches L.A. older adults about using public transportation through workshops, events, and tours. Seniors aged 62+ who sign up get discounted fares on Metro...
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2023 National Survey on Health and Disability

Posted on November 21, 2023

The University of Kansas is looking for adults with disabilities to complete a survey. The survey is called the National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD). People with disabilities can share what they think and their experiences with things like healthcare, housing, and jobs. It's open to adults in the U.S. who are 18 or...

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