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Pacific ADA Center Newsletter – Breaking Waves, March 2024

This edition of Breaking Waves includes items about : Our new Center on Disability website. The Center offers education, support, and advocacy to advance the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all areas of society. Center of Disability programs include the Pacific ADA Center and BeyondAccess Consulting, which offers customized training and … Continued

Census Bureau won’t change disability questions in annual survey

The U.S. Census Bureau is not moving forward with changing its annual survey’s disability questions. The change could have shrunk the estimated rate of disability in the United States by about 40%. The bureau said that most of the more than 12,000 public comments it received about the possible changes to its annual American Community … Continued

Pacific ADA Center Newsletter – Breaking Waves, February 2024

In this edition of Breaking Waves: Black History Month celebrates the strengths and talents of Black individuals. Black leaders supported disability rights through actions like protests and legal efforts. Black people and those with disabilities continue to face unfair treatment. A  list of articles explores what it’s like for people who are Black and disabled … Continued

When it’s more than the winter blues: Accommodating SAD in the workplace

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a kind of depression that gets worse when the weather is gloomy. SAD symptoms include sleeping a lot, feeling tired, being grumpy, not wanting to do daily activities, and having trouble with stress. If SAD affects someone’s work, there are workplace accommodations that can help. They include using lights that … Continued

Pacific ADA Center Newsletter – Breaking Waves, January 2024

This edition of Breaking Waves includes items on: The Pacific ADA Center’s ADA Virtual Conference on Feb 27-28, 2024. It’s a great learning opportunity for healthcare providers, employers, HR staff, ADA coordinators, and other professionals and service providers. The Office of Management and Budget wants to make sure government tech is easy to use for … Continued

Pacific ADA Center Newsletter – Breaking Waves, December 2023

This edition of Breaking Waves includes items on: Resources that talk about the rights of and protections for individuals with disabilities when traveling by plane, bus, and/or rail. The Pacific ADA Center’s CASp Exam Prep Course offered January 8 – 11, 2024. Justice Department agreements to improve services for individuals with disabilities in Arizona and … Continued

2024 Americans with Disabilities Act Virtual Conference

Registration for our virtual conference is now open! We are pleased to invite you to our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) VIRTUAL Conference! This year, we will have three different tracks:  Healthcare, Employment, and Title II State and local governments. When is the conference? Dates: February 27-28, 2024 Hours: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm each … Continued

2023 National Survey on Health and Disability

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 … Continued

Recreation for all: Improving accessibility on public lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has introduced an “accessibility” map for its recreation sites to help people with mobility or accessibility needs. This map is part of Disability Awareness Month and is the first step in a bigger effort by the BLM. A team of experts has improved the online map, allowing users to … Continued

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