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July Newsletter


Dear <<First Name>>, 

Thank you for subscribing to the Americans with Disabilities Act National Network (ADANN) newsletter! 

In July, we celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Visit our ADA Anniversary page here to see a historical timeline of the ADA, visit the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit, learn how to Sign and Pledge On! to ADA, and visit the ADA Legacy Project. Follow along on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube) as we share Anniversary events, stories, information, and more. Find your own way to join the conversation by watching this brief video to see how you can share your stories with #ThanksToTheADA!

As always, our ADA specialists are here to help. Contact us at 1-800-949-4232 (toll-free voice or TTY) or email us.  

ADA in the News - Highlights

A woman on a computer and a man with papers. A sign on the wall says "Smithsonian Institute"
Smithsonian Is Trying To Help People With Disabilities Get Jobs — One Intern At A Time

Four Tips To Help You Design An Accessible Website

U.S. Olympic Committee Changes Name To U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Three kids. Two are standing and one is sitting in a wheelchair.
Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Disabilities

For Those With Hearing Impairments, Restaurant Noise Isn’t Just An Irritation. It’s Discrimination.

What It’s Like to Be a Disabled Parent in an Inaccessible World

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT
ADA Live! Celebration of the ADA Anniversary - a conversation with Senator Tom Harkin [WEBINAR]
In the podcast, the Honorable Tom Harkin will discuss how the ADA legislation came about, its impact over the last 29 years, and the future of civil rights protections for the more than 60 million people with disabilities living in the United States.
Learn More/Register

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 12:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT
Tech Tuesday: Celebrating 29 Years of the ADA [IN PERSON EVENT]

Do you, a friend, family member, or coworker experience challenges to daily activities? Would you or they like to live more independently? Stop by the Waterbury Assistive Technology Tryout center to celebrate the  (ADA) Anniversary with The Vermont Assistive Technology Program and explore the wide world of assistive technology! Items are all available to try out and to borrow!
Learn More/Register

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 to Friday, July 12th, 2019
ADA Workshop - Rapid City, SD [IN PERSON EVENT]

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a complex and expansive civil rights law. Please join the Rocky Mountain ADA Center for a one and half day ADA Workshop to cover a variety of popular ADA topics. 
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
The ADA, Employment, and Disclosure (Part 3 of 8) [WEBINAR]

Join the Southeast ADA Center, Georgia APSE, and the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE) as they work together to build awareness of Employment First through this eight-part series on "Advancing Equal Employment Opportunities and Creating Inclusive Workplaces".
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 12:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT
Boston ADA Celebration Day [IN PERSON EVENT]

ADA Celebration Day is a yearly celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a free event for people of all ages and all abilities to come together and celebrate a milestone in the disability community. Come celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!
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Wednesday, July 24tH, 201912:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT
The Forefront of Disability Rights for Addiction and Recovery: Panel Discussion on Current and Future Legal Trends, Boston [IN PERSON EVENT]

Many people with addiction and in recovery are unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. Join us in a panel discussion about disability rights for people with addiction to alcohol and in recovery from opioid and drug addiction.
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
Reflections on the ADA: Past, Present, and Future [WEBINAR]
2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the ADA. This landmark civil rights legislation impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in the United States through improved access to employment, government services and programs, and goods and services from businesses. This session will feature two unique perspectives on the evolution, current status, and future direction of the law.
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This Month's Special Feature

A swimmer in a pool looking up at their service dog and smiling.
Dogs that assist individuals with mobility is the first type of service animal that history records. However, the variety of animals that provide supports and services to individuals with different types of disabilities has grown.

To help understand this topic and the definitions of various types of assistance animals, we recently released a new Legal Brief on Individuals With Disabilities and Their Assistance Animals: A Brief History and Definitions. It is also available in large print.

Find more legal briefs here: https://adata.org/ada-publications

This Month's Featured Video

Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act's 29th Anniversary with us! Watch this brief video to see how you can participate in the celebration with #ThanksToTheADA.
ADA Anniversary Video #ThanksToTheADA
Visit our YouTube Channel to watch more ADA National Network videos!
Have ADA questions? Contact us!
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