August 7, 2018

Access Board: New Animation on Sales and Service Counters

The U.S. Access Board added a new animation to its collection, providing an overview of accessibility requirements related to sales and service counters, check-out aisles, and food service lines. Find the animation in the Board’s Guide to the ADA Standards or on their YouTube channel.

August 7, 2018

Starbucks to Open “Signing Store” in DC

Starbucks announced it will open its first Signing Store in America in October, dedicated to hiring and serving the deaf and hard of hearing community. The store will be located in Washington, D.C., near Gallaudet University.

August 7, 2018

Webinar:
Too Much Information: Use of Mental Health Questions in the Bar Licensing Application Process

August 9, 2018
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
This 30 minute webinar will focus on legal developments related to state bar examiners' use of mental health questions to determine bar applicants' fitness to practice law, and the use of "conditional admission" to the bar for applicants with mental health histories.

August 7, 2018

Maintenance Guide for Users of Manual and Power Wheelchairs

This factsheet, available in English and Spanish, discusses the importance of maintaining a wheelchair to avoid breakdowns, and provides guidance about maintenance schedules, parts and functions to inspect, and potential problems to look for in both manual and power wheelchairs.

August 7, 2018

“'The choice should be there.' More colleges enroll students with intellectual disabilities”

This article highlights several programs designed to support higher education for students with intellectual disabilities, including several in Pennsylvania.

August 7, 2018

Settlement Agreement: DOJ and Philadelphia Police Department

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) entered this settlement agreement, which aims to improve communications between the PPD and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

August 7, 2018

“Best Practices for Disability Inclusion Published by Disability:IN in Celebration of the 28th Anniversary of the ADA”

Find out more about the best practices used by top-scoring companies of the Disability Equality Index (DEI) to foster successful, inclusive workplaces.

August 7, 2018

Baltimore Orioles and Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Celebrate ADA Anniversary

August 30, 2018

Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Cost: FREE

July 24, 2018

Teach Access

This unique collaboration of leading educational institutions, technology industry representatives, and advocates for people with disabilities works to make the fundamentals of digital accessibility a larger, more integrated part of undergraduate education so that future designers and developers will have a broader understanding of inclusive technologies. Check out their educational materials, initiatives, and resources!

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