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December Newsletter


Dear <<First Name>>, 

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

On December 3rd we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The annual observance began in 1992 with the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to "promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life."

To find ways you can celebrate this important day visit the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) IDPD page!

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

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ADA in the News - Highlights

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American Airlines Reverses Policy That Imposed Weight Limit on Wheelchairs

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, December 2nd, 1:00 PM EST - 1:45 PM EST
ADA Live! A Day for All: International Day of Persons with Disabilities [PODCAST]
The United Nations (UN) recognizes December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Looking at disability rights around the world, we see that few countries have truly addressed the lack of equality for people with disabilities in public spaces and also for older people, children, and caregivers. Public streets and sidewalks include barriers to full access and inclusion because of policies, laws, and attitudes that ignore the needs and rights for people with disabilities. This episode of ADA Live! features the Inclusive Public Space Project, an exciting international research project that investigates the inequality caused by inaccessible streets and sidewalks in local communities.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2:30 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 10: Recreation Facilities [WEBINAR]
This session will review scoping and technical provisions for recreation facilities in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 10). These requirements ensure access to a diverse group of recreational facilities. This session will address the requirements for amusement rides, recreational boating facilities, exercise machines and equipment, fishing piers and platforms, golf facilities, miniature golf facilities, play areas, swimming pools, wading pools, and spas, shooting facilities with fixed firing positions, and sports facilities. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Disability in a COVID World: Employment, Communications, Physical Spaces, and Mental Health [WEBINAR]
In celebration of the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities held on December 3rd around the world, a panel of international presenters will discuss disability in a COVID world with a focus on employment, communications, physical spaces, and mental health.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST
The Impact of COVID-19 on Corrections and Law Enforcement: A Roundtable Discussion [WEBINAR]
This discussion will look at the impact of COVID-19 on logistics and operations in the realm of law enforcement and corrections. The panelists have been engaged in coordinating their respective agencies’ responses to the pandemic.
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Wednesday, December 9th, 10:00 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST
ADA for Healthcare Providers: A Virtual Training [WEBINAR]

The ADA applies to small and large healthcare providers, from sole practitioners to large hospitals. During this training, we will discuss obligations under the ADA from service animals to sign language interpreters to COVID-19 mask requirements to ensure that people with disabilities can get to access the care they need to live healthy lives. We will discuss the Department of Justice settlement agreements and use scenarios to illustrate requirements.
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Looking for more events? Visit our Upcoming Events page!

This Month's Featured Content

The ADA, Addiction and Recovery for State & Local Governments An ADA National Network Factsheet

The third factsheet in our ADA, Addiction, and Recovery series has been published! Learn more about how the ADA applies to state and local governments for people with addiction to alcohol and people in recovery from opioids and other drugs by visiting our newest factsheet: The ADA, Addiction, and Recovery for State & Local Governments.

View our other factsheets on addiction, recovery, and the ADA on our website.

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