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

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Pacific ADA Center

We're here to help you understand and apply disability rights laws.

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Do you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act? Our technical assistant specialists are here to help, Monday to Friday.

You can contact us by phone, email, or online form.

We also offer trainings, webinars, and online courses.

Events (Times listed are Pacific Time)

Mar 7 2024

Employee Work Areas and Break Rooms

11:00am - 1:00pm

Description There is often a misconception that the ADA does not apply to Employee Only spaces, this is untrue. Exceptions do exist for Employee Work Areas, but all common use spaces need to be fully accessible, even those only serving employees. During this webinar, presenters will explain the differences between employee only areas and employee...

Mar 12 2024

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Spanish Speaking Communities

11:00am - 12:30pm

Description: Join us for a webinar as we discuss the relationship between the Americans with Disability Act and Spanish-speaking communities. In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges faced by Spanish-speaking individuals in accessing information regarding disability and their civil rights. An additional webinar will also be available in Spanish. Community Engagement: Learn about the...

Mar 12 2024

Employment and Reasonable Accommodations

11:30am - 12:30pm

Description: Employment and Reasonable Accommodation Per the ADA people with disabilities have the right to participate in all programs, services, and activities, including employment. Employees and applicants with disabilities have the right to participate in all aspects of employment (applying, training, the job, insurance, and wellness programs). To participate, people sometimes need a change in...

Mar 13 2024

Public Rights of Way

6:00am - 7:00am

Description: During this training we will discuss the newly adopted Public Rights of Way Standards including but not limited to sidewalks and curb ramps. From the Sponsor: Region 1 - New England ADA Center, Audience: Architects/Contractors, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate Topic: Facility Access, State and Local...

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Remembering Brooke Ellison

Posted on February 22, 2024

Brooke Ellison, an important disability rights advocate, died on February 4, 2024. One of the first quadriplegic Harvard graduates, she became an author, professor, and powerful voice for people with disabilities. She was very passionate about stem cell research and medical ethics issues and was recognized worldwide for her efforts. Brooke was Vice President of...
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California’s Disability Rights Bureau

Posted on February 22, 2024

The Disability Rights Bureau of California enforces state laws that protect people with disabilities from discrimination. These laws deal with things like employment, housing, education, and public services. The Bureau works with other parts of the government and deals with different issues related to fairness and equality. If you have a problem related to disability...
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Community Partnerships: An Effective Inclusion Strategy

Posted on February 22, 2024

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has information about creating and maintaining effective community partnerships. These partnerships can help with hiring, keeping, and supporting employees with disabilities. Businesses gain from working with national, regional, and local organizations. The website talks about: Organizations that can help businesses find applicants with disabilities, Tips...

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