Information and Materials to the Public and the Media
on the ADA and the July 26, 2016 ADA Anniversary
July 26, 2016 marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 are taking place across the nation.
The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.
“Since 1991, the 10 regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network have worked to change the landscape for individuals with disabilities by providing free, confidential and accurate information, resources and training to businesses, employers, and state and local governments on their responsibilities under the ADA, “ said Pamela Williamson, Director of the Southeast ADA Center. “The ADA Centers also provide free and confidential answers to questions asked by people with disabilities, their families and other advocates, as well as veterans living across the United States."
“Because of the outreach, training and technical assistance the ADA National Network has done to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA, people with disabilities now have better access to businesses, buildings, state and local government programs and services, as well as increased opportunities for competitive employment. And their opportunities for full participation in community life are increasing every day.”
The ADA National Network and its ten regional ADA Centers across the United States offer an ADA Anniversary Tool Kit for use by the public and the media through the ADA Anniversary website (ADAanniversary.org).
The ADA Anniversary Tool Kit contains:
The ADA National Network is the “go to” resource for free, confidential information, guidance and training on the ADA and its implementation — call toll-free 1-800-949-4232 or visit the website at adata.org. Callers using the toll-free 800 number are connected to the regional ADA Center serving their state.
Celebrate ADA 26th Anniversary on July 26, 2016 with the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit - everything you need to share your ADA efforts and become a part of the ADA nationwide celebration and recommitment. Connect, Share & Pledge On! to the ADA - download the Tool Kit at www.adaanniversary.org.
Celebrate ADA 26th Anniversary on July 26, 2016 - Explore the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit - Connect, Share & Pledge On! to the ADA Anniversary at www.adaanniversary.org.
Celebrate ADA 26th Anniversary on July 26, 2016. www.adaanniversary.org.
The ADA National Network is the premier resource for information, guidance and training on the ADA and its implementation. The Network consists of 10 regional ADA Centers located throughout the United States that provide services and assistance tailored to meet the needs of local businesses, government and individuals. The ADA National Network is not an enforcement or regulatory agency—but rather a helpful resource. Contact the ADA National Network with questions on the Americans with Disabilities Act or to find a regional ADA Center near you, call 1-800-949-4232. All calls are confidential. Visit the ADA National Network website for links to extensive ADA information and training opportunities at www.adata.org.
The Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. The Center answers questions, provides training and materials about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center serves an eight-state geographic region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. As part of the ADA National Network sponsored by grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the Southeast ADA Center is one of 10 regional ADA Centers offering training and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA, including information about the rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of businesses as well as state and helpful resource. For more information, visit the Southeast ADA Center website at www.adasoutheast.org.
Southeast ADA Center