Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Webinar:
Embracing Accessibiliity in the Whole Organization: New Approaches and Resources

August 30, 2018
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
This 30 minute webinar will explore the latest thinking and resources for organization-wide approaches to accessibility.

ABA is 50!

Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) into law. The ABA requires that any buildings or facilities designed, or altered with federal funds, or those leased by federal agencies, meet accessibility standards.

The U.S. Access Board, which enforces the ABA, will observe the anniversary with a celebration in their conference center in Washington, D.C., on September 7. The event, which is open to the public, will also be streamed live online.

ADANN Seeks Input on Serving Older People and Latinos/Hispanics with Disabilities

The ADA National Network (ADANN) is interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.

  • Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
    If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how older people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
  • Older Adults Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to ensure older people with disabilities have information about their rights under the ADA. If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your input.
  • Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to reach and support Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities in understanding their rights under the ADA.

Seeking Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Burn Injuries, and Caregivers to Provide Input on Health Information Needs

Researchers would like to interview individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or burn injury, along with their caregivers and registered nurses. These interviews will be used to better understand the health information needs of individuals and their personal and professional care providers.

FCC Seeks Public Comments on Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public input on various issues related to the modernization, reform, and sustainability of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS).

Find the Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry in PDF, Word, or text, which outlines the issues, as well as the public notice of deadlines in PDF, Word, or text.

Nominations Open for 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

The Viscardi Center is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards. Named for the Center's founder and a premier disability advocate, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., these awards honor leaders who carry on his legacy by improving quality of life for people with disabilities. The nomination deadline is October 1.